Johnson says goodbye to Parliament in Spanish: “Hasta la vista, baby”

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Johnson bids farewell to Parliament in Spanish: "Hasta la vista, baby"

Boris Johnson said goodbye to the British Parliament on Wednesday after his last question session as prime minister, defending his career and launching a “&iexcl ;hasta la vista, baby!” to the applause of the conservatives and the boos of the opposition.

“Mission amply accomplished”, assured the Prime Minister taking stock of his three-year mandate. And he affirmed that will dedicate Over the next few weeks to “do what you think citizens expect you to do: advance the issues we were elected for in 2019.”

“These last few years have been the greatest privilege of my life,” he added. Johnson, 58 years old, who on July 7 announced his resignation after losing the support of his Conservative Party in a context of multiple scandals that weighed down his popularity. saying: “Hasta la vista, baby!”, in Spanish, to the applause of his bench, repeating the famous phrase pronounced by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Terminator 2.

“Advice to his successor

Johnson's successor will be announced on September 5, at the end of of the parliamentary recess that begins on Friday.

The leader of the opposition, Labor Keir Starmer, he asked him. about the ongoing campaign within his party to replace him as leader and tenant of Downing Street, including the cancellation of a televised debate between the candidates on Tuesday. “Well, I don't follow the subject with special attention,” he joked. Johnson, to the laughter of the deputies.

But he took advantage of it. to give “some advice” to whoever succeeds him as prime minister: “Stay close to the Americans, support the Ukrainians, fight for freedom and democracy everywhere; lower taxes and deregulate where I can to make this country the best place to live and invest.”

Conservative MPs vote for the fifth and final time on Wednesday to appoint the Two finalist candidates for his succession, among whom he will choose then the nearly 200,000 members of the British Conservative Party.

There were three candidates left in the running: the former finance minister Rishi Sunak, the chief of diplomacy Liz Truss and Secretary of Foreign Trade Penny Mordaunt.

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