Boris Johnson’s resignation: his speech as text

Boris Johnson announced his resignation.Photo: cornerstone

Boris Johnson announced his resignation in early July 2022. We show his complete resignation.

09/07/2022, 01:3209/07/2022, 13:45

text one Unofficial version of Boris Johnson Delivered the speech on July 7, 2022. Transcribed by the Associated Press and translated by Watson with machine assistance. What is important is the spoken word, and it can be heard more in the video.

It is now clear that the will of the Parliamentary Conservative Party there must be a new leader for that party and therefore a new Prime Minister. She agreed with Sir Graham Brady, Speaker of the House of Representatives, that the process for selecting that new leader must begin now, and the timetable would be announced next week. And I appointed a government to act today, as I will, until a new leader is appointed.

It is now clear that the will of the Parliamentary Conservative Party there must be a new leader of the party and therefore a new Prime Minister.

I have agreed with Sir Graham Brady, our back office chair, that the election process for this new chair will now begin and the schedule will be announced next week. Today I have appointed a council that will remain in office until a new leader is found.

So I would like to say to the millions of people who voted for us in 2019, many of whom voted for the Conservative Party for the first time: Thank you for this amazing mandate, the largest Conservative majority since 1987, and the largest share of the vote since 1979.

And the reason I’ve struggled so hard in the past few days to continue to carry out this mandate personally, wasn’t just because I wanted to do it. But because I felt this was my job, my duty, and my obligation to you to continue doing what we promised in 2019.

So I’d like to say to the millions of people who voted for us in 2019 – many of whom voted Conservative for the first time – thank you for this amazing mandate, the largest conservative majority since 1987, and the largest share of the vote since 1979.

And the reason I’ve been fighting so hard for the past few days to keep delivering this mandate in person wasn’t just because I wanted to. But because I felt it was my duty, my duty, my obligation to you to continue doing what we promised in 2019.

And of course, I am very proud of the achievements of this government, from ending Brexit to settling our relations with the continent for more than half a century, restoring strength to this country enacting its own laws in Parliament, getting us all through the pandemic, and delivering the fastest vaccine launch in Europe. , which is the fastest exit from the closure. And in the past few months, he has led the West in the face of Putin’s aggression in Ukraine.

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And let me now say to the people of Ukraine, that I know that we in the United Kingdom will continue to support your fight for freedom for as long as it takes.

And of course I am very proud of the achievements of this government, from Brexit, to managing our relationship with the continent for more than half a century, to restoring the strength of this country to enact its own laws in Parliament, each of us through the pandemic that will happen, the fastest spread of a vaccine in Europe, Faster exit from lockout. And in recent months, the leadership of the West has opposed Putin’s aggression in Ukraine.

Now let me say to the people of Ukraine that I know that in Britain we will support your struggle for freedom for as long as it takes.

Meanwhile, in this country, we’ve been pushing forward a massive program of investment in infrastructure, skills, and technology – the largest in a century. Because if I had one idea of ​​human beings, it was that genius, talent, enthusiasm, and imagination were evenly distributed among the population.

But the opportunity is not, which is why we must continue to raise the bar, and continue to unleash the potential in every part of the UK. And if we can do that, in this country, we will be the most prosperous in Europe.

Meanwhile, we have developed a major investment program in this country’s infrastructure, skills and technology – the largest in a century. Because if I have one lesson about humans, it is that genius, talent, enthusiasm, and imagination are evenly distributed among the population.

But the opportunities are not evenly distributed and so we need to continue to increase the opportunities and unleash the potential in every part of the UK. And if we can do that, we will be the most prosperous in Europe in this country.

And in the past few days, I’ve tried to convince my colleagues that it would be strange to change governments when we offer so much and when we have such a broad mandate and when we actually lag a few points in the polls, even halfway through after a few months of relentless rolling. And when the economic landscape is very difficult domestically and internationally.

And I’m sorry I wasn’t successful with these arguments, and of course, it hurts not to be able to see so many ideas and projects for myself. But as we saw in Westminster, the herd instinct is strong and when the herd moves, it moves.

For the past few days, I’ve been trying to convince my colleagues that it would be strange to change the government when we do a good job, when we have such a large mandate, when we’re a few points behind in the polls – even in the middle of the legislature, after a few months of a steady slide into To some extent, and when the domestic and international economic situation is very difficult.

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I regret that I was not successful in these arguments, and of course it hurts that I was not able to implement many ideas and projects myself. But as we saw in Westminster, the herd instinct is strong, and when the herd moves, it moves.

And my friends in politics, no one is remotely indispensable and our wonderful, Darwinian system will produce another leader, equally committed to moving this country forward through difficult times.

Not just helping families get through it, but changing and improving the way we do things, easing the burden on businesses and families, and yes, lowering taxes because that’s the way to generate the growth and income that we need to pay for great public services.

And my friends in politics, no one is remotely indispensable, and our brilliant and Darwinian system will produce another leader equally committed to leading this country through difficult times.

It’s not just about helping families get through these times, it’s also about changing and improving the way we do things, reducing the burden on businesses and families, and yes, lowering taxes because that’s how to generate the growth and revenue we need to pay for great public services.

And to that new leader, I say whoever he or she is, I say I will give you as much support as I can. And to you, the British public. I know there will be a lot of people who will be satisfied, and maybe a few who will be disappointed as well. And I want you to know how sad I am to give up the best job in the world. But they breaks.

And to the new Prime Minister, whoever he is, I will say I will support you as best I can. And to you, the British public.

I know there will be a lot of people who will be satisfied and maybe some will be disappointed. And I want you to know how sad I am leaving the best job in the world. But this is life.

I would like to thank Carrie, our children, and all of my family who have had to put up with so much for so long. I would like to thank the unparalleled British Civil Service for all the help and support they have given to our police, our emergency services and of course the wonderful NHS, who at a critical moment helped extend my tenure as well. As our armed services and agencies which are highly admired all over the world.

And the tireless Conservatives and supporters whose selfless campaigning makes our democracy possible. I would like to thank the wonderful staff here at Checkers – here at Number 10, and of course at Checkers. And by the way, the wonderful detectives of the Protection Force (Protection Force), the one group, who never drop out.

I would like to thank Carrie, our children, and all of my family who have endured so much for so long.

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I would like to thank the incomparable British Civil Service for all the help and support they have given to our police, ambulance services and of course the wonderful NHS who in critical moments helped extend my tenure, as well as our armed forces and authorities, who are so admired around the world.

And the tireless Conservatives and supporters, whose selfless campaigning makes our democracy possible. I would like to thank the wonderful staff here at Checkers – here at Number 10 and of course at Checkers. Incidentally, our amazing investigators from the security team are the only group that has never leaked.

Above all, I want to thank you, the British public, for the tremendous privilege you have given me and I want you to know that from now on, until the appointment of the new Prime Minister, your interests and that of the Government will be served. from the country on.

Being prime minister is an education in itself. I have traveled to every part of the UK and, in addition to the beauty of our natural world, I have found so many people who have such boundless British authenticity and are very willing to tackle old problems in new ways I know that even if things sometimes seem dark now, our future together is golden.

thank you very much all. Thank you.

Most of all, I want to thank you, the British public, for the great privilege you have given me and I want you to know that from now until the new Prime Minister takes office, your interests will be protected and the government the country will continue to become.

Being prime minister is an education in itself. I’ve traveled to every part of the UK, and besides the beauty of our natural world, I’ve met so many people with a boundless British authenticity and a willingness to tackle old problems in new ways I know our future together is gold, even if things may seem dark at times now.

thank you very much all. I thank you.

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