The British prime minister is confident that the next head of government will cut taxes and abolish VAT on fuel. His opponent Rishi Sunak was against such liberalization but quickly changed his mind.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will step down despite calls to stay and lead the Tory Conservatives. The Scottish newspaper Herald Scotland writes about this, citing the Prime Minister's speech at the Commonwealth business forum in Birmingham.
According to Johnson, the UK has approached the next stage of the relay of great politics.
“I assure you that the baton will be quietly passed into the hands of someone else. They will continue the same program – to reduce taxes, simplify state regulation as much as possible and cancel VAT on fuel,” he stressed.
British newspaper The Telegraph recalled that this year Johnson advocated tax cuts so that people could cope with high prices for goods due to rising fuel costs.
Former British Chancellor of the Exchequer and candidate for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that Johnson's initiative would disproportionately benefit wealthier households.
Johnson criticized Sunak's change of heart, who announced on the evening of 26 July, that if he wins the race for premiership, he will cancel VAT on electricity bills for a year.
Johnson is believed to blame Sunak for his forced departure from Downing Street and support Liz Truss in the race , writes The Telegraph.
Boris Johnson resigned on July 7, but will remain in office until September. Rishi Sunak and Foreign Minister Liz Truss are fighting for the post of British Prime Minister.
Focus previously wrote that during the debate between Sunak and Truss, host Kate McCann passed out on the air.
July 20, Johnson gave a farewell speech in Parliament and remembered Ukraine. Johnson said a parting word from the movie “Terminator” – Hasta la vista, baby.