Boris Johnson has attacked Liz Truss’s budget, adding insult to injury for our summer PM.
CNN’s former prime minister spoke out about his successor, who was unable to last more than seven weeks due to her poor economic skills. He also used a metaphor that left no doubt as what he believed about her policies.
First, he tried to avoid the question by saying it was not polite to discuss British politics overseas.
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Richard Quest then told him the following: “It’s kind of like when I play the piano. The notes individually sound perfectly OK, but they’re not in the right order, or occurring at the right time.”
The mini-budget of Truss was widely believed to have drained the pound and sunk the economy, making mortgages more costly. To put it bluntly: It was so bad that Truss first fired Kwasi Kwarteng her chancellor to get the economy back on track, then realized that she would have to quit.
Johnson was rumoured as one of the candidates to her replacement, but at last minute he said that he would not run. We were left with Rishi sunak due to election rules for Tory leader. Today we find ourselves in recession, a cost of living crisis and general bad vibes.
Johnson spoke of the possibility that he will become Prime Minister again in another interview. However, he seemed to dismiss the notion. Johnson said the following:
“I’ve always said for about 20 years that my chances of becoming PM were about as good as my chances of becoming decapitated by a frisbee, or blinded by a champagne cork or locked in a disused fridge… I then did become PM so my chances of becoming PM again I think are those impossibilia cubed or squared.”
In the meantime, he refuted claims that Brexit had caused damage to the UK’s economic system. “complete and utter nonsense” “confirmation bias”The news is that the policy is losing popularity.
At the most, we have learnt that Johnson can’t play the piano.
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