Skip to content

Boris Johnson has delivered his valedictory speech to the nation, describing himself as a “booster rocket that has fulfilled its function”.

Speaking outside a packed Downing Street, the outgoing prime minister said: “This is it folks.”


Mr Johnson vowed to “get behind Liz Truss every step of the way” and told the Conservative Party that “it is time to get behind” the new prime minister.


He championed his administration’s achievements, highlighting Brexit, the vaccine rollout and the response to the war in Ukraine.