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Andrew RT Davies pays tribute to ‘friend’ Boris Johnson as he resigns – ‘he got Brexit done’

07 Jul 2022 2 minute read
Two thumbs up: Andrew RT Davies is sticking by Boris Johnson, left. Boris Johnson. Picture by Cancillería Argentina (CC BY 2.0).

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has paid tribute to his “friend” the Prime Minister as Boris Johnson said he would step down from the post.

Andrew RT Davies said that Boris Johnson had “got Brexit done” and secured a “historic victory” in 2019.

Boris Johnson has spoken to Tory 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady and agreed to stand down, a No 10 source said.

“I’ve always said it was essential for the Prime Minister to hold the confidence of our country, party and parliament,” Andrew RT Davies said.  “Clearly, that is no longer the case.

“Boris Johnson’s legacy will always be that he ended the deadlock and got Brexit done, delivering on the will of the British people.

“As well as securing a historic victory in 2019, Boris ensured our return to freedom out of the Covid-19 pandemic. Regrettably, it has now become very difficult for him to deliver on the mandate he secured.

“As a friend and supporter of the Prime Minister, I recognise his achievements over the last three years. It now falls to the Conservative Party to select a new leader to deliver on our manifesto commitments for the remainder of this parliament.

“I wish him, Carrie and the rest of his family all the best for the future and thank him for his service to our country.”


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Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
4 months ago

If you are calling Boris (Its not even his real name) Johnson friend, you’re not fit to lead a tea dance never mind a political party in a democratic country.

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 months ago

Brexit done!
ROTFLMAO

The cost of leaving crisis is in full swing, supermarkets are placing anti-stealing devices on cheese and butter.

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
4 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Have you seen the news from Nederlands lately? EU deep in the gumbo.

John Davis
John Davis
4 months ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

My car has a flat tyre and a broken gearbox. My neighbour’s car has a flat tyre, so I can’t also have a broken gearbox. That’s your argument I.Humphrys.

Gareth
Gareth
4 months ago

If he “got Brexit done”, why, or how are they still negotiating, and can not agree a deal on borders? A R T Davies talking cobblers again.

Erisian
Erisian
4 months ago
Reply to  Gareth

Of course he is! It’s the only language he knows

George
George
4 months ago
Reply to  Gareth

Exactly!! He got a very bad and incomplete deal, which the Tory Party now hates, because it was seen as better than no deal. Why were we heading for no deal? Because Theresa May started the clock before anyone in the UK could agree what Brexit should look like, and because Cameron had been stupid enough to call for referendum in an attempt to save his own political party. Boris Johnson did beat Jeremy Corbyn quite convincingly – whether this is a good thing or not – and did get vaccine programe earlier (not more complete) than others. He also… Read more »

Marc
Marc
4 months ago

Friend? Nobody in cabinet knew who he was!

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
4 months ago
Reply to  Marc

RT whats’name……………soem sort of taffy donchaknow……………

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago

An election by September and bye bye ARTD…and the rest…

R W
R W
4 months ago
Reply to  Mab Meirion

Unfortunately, not ARTD, because he is in the Senedd (not Westminster).

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago
Reply to  R W

Domino effect…but thanks for the reminder…

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
4 months ago

Conservative chump Andrew RT Davies, ever the deluded one sitting in his branch office swinging his knuckles like a political primate throwing poop. He got Brexit done, he says picking salt from Simon Hart’s back. Oh sure. What, will that be his & your epitaph?

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
4 months ago

Brexit done-in!

Quornby
Quornby
4 months ago

He’s certainly done us.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
4 months ago

Unless the ‘Welsh’ Tories leave their UK counterparts in London – they will sink with them. Once out, they should get rid of their current leader – what a stooge!

John Davis
John Davis
4 months ago

So Johnson got Brexit done. The man who lied about everything somehow told only the truth about the benefits of Brexit. How strange, how unbelievable. Let’s have an example. What Brexiteer Davies said in 2016: “What I’m crystal clear about is Wales must not lose a single penny of the money that has historically flowed into Wales”. And now? Economy Minister Vaughan Gething 2022: “The manifesto pledge from the Conservative Party in 2019 was crystal clear: every nation in the UK will have at least as much from EU structural funds. Now, that simply isn’t the case. The spending review… Read more »

CapM
CapM
4 months ago

Andrew RT Davies said that Boris Johnson had “got Brexit done” and secured a “historic victory” in 2019.

Given ARTD’s Freudian slip of mixing up Breakfast with Brexit in his speech at a tory conference perhaps the quote was that Johnson – got Breakfast done and secured a historic buffet.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
4 months ago

To rejoice in the harm caused to one’s own country is …fill in the blank RT…

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
4 months ago

what is it with these Welsh tories, there’s Guto telling johnson to stay on, now rt crying over his friend johnsons departure and they keep saying brexit is done, seriously?

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