Boris Johnson does not lose the humor that characterizes him, even in his darkest hours. After announcing his resignation on July 7, the British leader, who continues as acting prime minister, said goodbye to Parliament on Wednesday with a "goodbye, baby", the famous phrase from Terminator.
It was the culmination of a speech in which he also took the opportunity to throw flowers at each other, recalling that he achieved the largest Tory majority in recent decades, among other aspects of his mandate, and to give some advice to his successor, who has already confirmed that they will be Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss.
"Stay close to the Americans, support the Ukrainians, fight for freedom and democracy everywhere. Cut taxes and deregulate where you can to make this country the best place to live and invest," Johnson advised the next premier in his last appearance as premier in the House of Commons.
Johnson also terminated his task: "The mission is, for the most part, accomplished," he proclaimed. Perhaps there will be someone who interprets the mythical dismissal coined by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Hollywood saga as a confirmation of the information that came out this week in the British press about the possibility of the former Prime Minister returning to Downing Street if the Conservatives lose to Labor .
During yesterday's session, the finalists of the last vote of the preserved parliamentary group were also known: Sunak, the former Minister of Economy; and Tuss, the foreign minister. After another round between the Tory bases in August, the winner of the primary elections will be announced on September 5, who will become leader of the Conservative Party and head of the Government.