“This is all friends”. With these words, Boris Johnson said goodbye on Tuesday as British Prime Minister. He has done so before formally presenting his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, head of state of the United Kingdom, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
During his last address next to the entrance of the iconic 10 Downing StreetJohnson wanted to list some of his achievements at the head of the country, such as Brexit, the launch of the vaccination program against covid and support for Ukraine after the Russian invasion of the country.
Johnson has also offered his “fervent” support to the government of his successor, Liz Truss, especially in the “hard” time that a large part of British households are going through due to the rise in energy prices.
“That’s it folks. Thank you all for coming so early this morning. In just a couple of hours I’ll be at Balmoral to see Her Majesty the Queen and the torch will finally be passed to a new Conservative leader.” of the government.
A brief speech in which Johnson was surrounded by his fellow ranks and his wife, Carrie Johnson, and in which he wanted to highlight that the United Kingdom “did brexit” and the “fastest in Europe” vaccination program was launched.
“Never forget that 70% of the entire population received a dose in six months, faster than any comparable country. That is Government. That is this conservative Government,” he added.