Leaving Downing Street, Boris Johnson pledges his “fervent” support for Liz Truss

Outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Tuesday to bring his son “strong support” to Liz Truss, who will succeed him, during his last speech as head of government.

“It’s over friends” launched Boris Johnson before flying to Balmoral (Scotland) where he will officially post his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. In his speech, Boris Johnson, pushing for broadcast in early July after repeated scandals, induced Brexit, vaccination campaign against Covid-19, support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion among the successes of his mandate.

I will support Liz Truss and her government every step of the way“, he assured. As speculation swirls about his future, Boris Johnson has compared himself to a rocket booster “which has served its purpose and is going to gently present itself in the atmosphere and fall invisibly into some obscure corner of the Pacific”. “And like Cincinnatus”, who served as consul and, some observers have pointed out, eventually returned to Rome, “I return to my plan and offer this government the strongest support.”

Thanking the staff who cared for him and his family and his dog Dylin, Boris Johnson stressed that while the reputedly rambunctious Jack Russell and Downing Street cat Larry, “can leave behind their occasional difficulties, so can the Conservative Party”, after the divisions of the campaign. Elected on Monday by members of the Conservative Party, Liz Truss, 47, must after the formal resignation of Boris Johnson be charged by the Queen with the former government. Liz Truss will be the 15th Prime Minister of Elizabeth II, the fourth of the cat Larry.

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