Boris Johnson hints he WON’T be in the Commons for last PMQs next week

Was that Boris’s LAST PMQs? Johnson hints he WON’T be in the Commons for final clash with Keir Starmer next week saying he leaves ‘with my head held high’

Boris Johnson today hinted he has done his last PMQs as he said he leaves ‘with my head held high’.

The premier raised the possibility that it could be his final turn at the weekly session as he clashed with Keir Starmer in the Commons.

‘The next leader of my party may be elected by acclamation so it’s possible this will be our last confrontation… it’s possible,’ he told Sir Keir.

The comments set hares running as Mr Johnson is due to be in charge for one more PMQs next Wednesday.

Apart from speculation that the premier might have insight into the race, it also sparked rumours that he might be intending to be out of the country.

But Downing Street played down the significance of Mr Johnson’s comments. 

The PM’s press secretary said: ‘As things stand, he will still be doing PMQs in his last week.’ 

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Keir Starmer

Boris Johnson raised the possibility that it could be his final turn at the weekly session as he clashed with Keir Starmer in the Commons

The comments set hares running as Mr Johnson is due to be in charge for one more PMQs next Wednesday

The comments set hares running as Mr Johnson is due to be in charge for one more PMQs next Wednesday

During their Commons clashes, Sir Keir jibed: ‘Cut him some slack, faced with an uncertain future, a mortgage size decorators bill that will be soon for somebody else’s flat…. I’m not surprised he’s careful not to upset any future employers.

‘So, here’s an even simpler one. Does he agree that offshore schemes can pose a risk because some people use them to avoid tax they owe here?’

Mr Johnson replied: ‘I’m proud of the investment that this country attracts from around the world. And he’s talking about people, offshore people, investing in the UK.’

He added: ‘I think, if possible, he is referring not to me, but to some of the eight brilliant candidates who are currently vying for my job. Let me just tell him that any one of them would wipe the floor with Captain…’

Mr Johnson went on: ‘Anyone would wipe the floor with Captain Crasheroony Snoozefest. And after a few weeks’ time, that is exactly what they will do. They will unite around the winner and they will do just that.’ 

Mr Johnson added: ‘It’s perfectly true that I leave not at a time of my choosing, absolutely true,’ Mr Johnson said.

‘But I am proud of the fantastic teamwork that has been involved in all of those projects both nationally and internationally, and I am also proud of the leadership that I have given.

‘I will be leaving soon with my head held high.’

Mr Johnson was flanked by Liz Truss at PMQs today - amid speculation he wants Ms Truss to take over rather than Rishi Sunak

Mr Johnson was flanked by Liz Truss at PMQs today – amid speculation he wants Ms Truss to take over rather than Rishi Sunak

 

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