Boris Johnson bowed out of Britain’s parliament in his final question and answer session as prime minister on Wednesday, where he defended his record and launched a “Hasta la vista, baby” to Tory applause.
This Wednesday July 20 marked Boris Johnson’s last question and answer session in Parliament as British Prime Minister. The curator bowed out by launching: “Hasta la vista, baby” (“See you next, baby”, in French).
“Mission largely accomplished”, he assured, looking back on his three years in power, affirming that he would spend the next few weeks “doing what I think the public expects me to do: moving forward on the files on which we were elected in 2019″.
“These last few years have been the greatest privilege of my life,” added the 58-year-old Prime Minister, who resigned on July 7 after a series of scandals and lies. “Hasta la vista, baby” he therefore concluded to the applause of the deputies of his camp, taking up the famous sentence of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film “Terminator 2”.
his successor known in September
Opposition leader Keir Starmer questioned him about the ongoing campaign among the Tories to replace him in Downing Street, questioning him in particular about the cancellation of a televised debate organized on Sky News.
“Well, I’m not particularly close to the subject,” said the Prime Minister, smiling, to the laughter of the deputies. But he took the opportunity to give “some advice” to whoever will succeed him in Downing Street.
Not without a touch of humour, Boris Johnson also wanted to remember: “Remember, remember above all that it is not Twitter that counts but the people who sent us here!”
Tory MPs vote for a fifth and final time on Wednesday to designate the two finalist candidates. They are three still in the running: former Defense Minister Rishi Sunak and the head of diplomacy Liz Truss.
Boris Johnson’s successor will be known on September 5, the end of the parliamentary recess which begins on Friday.