Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave his final Downing Street speech today before heading to Scotland to offer his resignation to Queen Elizabeth.
Johnson said that his successor would do “everything” to get people through the crisis.
He said “it’s time for politics to be over,” in an apparent reference to the election for leadership of his party. He urged Conservatives to “get behind Liz Truss.” He vowed that he would support Truss “every step of the way.”
Johnson said that Britain would “come out stronger” from economic downturn.
“This is a tough time for the economy,” he said.
“This is a tough time for families up and down the country. We can and we will get through it, we will come out stronger the other side.”
Meanwhile, Liz Truss is set to become British Prime Minister today, 06.09.2022
She will travel to meet Queen Elizabeth in Scotland and then appoint a new cabinet. Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson is also set to head to Scotland to offer his resignation.
Truss defeated rival Rishi Sunak in a vote of Conservative Party members on Monday.