Gb, Johnson passes the baton to Truss: “Full support”

Former Prime Minister leaves Downing Street: “I will support the new government in every step it takes”

“I will support Liz Truss and the new government in every step they take.” Boris Johnson said this in his speech saying goodbye from Downing Street. “We have and will continue to have that economic strength to give people the money they need to overcome this energy crisis that was caused by Putin’s fierce war, he added, reiterating that he will ensure the new government” the most intense support “. “I know that Liz Truss and this conservative government will do everything possible to overcome this crisis and this country will endure it and we will win.”

Speaking of his future and drawing a comparison with Cincinnato, Johnson then added: “Let me tell you that I am like one of those rockets that have run out of function and will now gently re-enter the atmosphere by falling invisibly into some remote and dark corner of the Pacific”.

Truss – who will be the third woman to lead Britain after Thatcher and Theresa May, all conservatives – will travel today with Johnson to the royal estate of Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to receive the assignment from the hands of Queen Elizabeth. who is spending the summer holidays there. It is the first time that the handover takes place in Balmoral. So far the 96-year-old sovereign, who has been suffering from mobility problems since autumn, has appointed 14 premieres at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.