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Andrew RT Davies pays tribute to ‘once-in-a-generation politician’ Boris Johnson

06 Sep 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 Boris Johnson following his formal resignation as Prime Minister following Liz Truss’ election as leader of the Tory Party on Monday.

Boris Johnson pledged loyalty to his successor in a valedictory speech tinged with a lingering bitterness over his downfall on Tuesday morning.

The outgoing prime minister hinted that he intends to fade quietly into the background for now, comparing himself to Cincinnatus, a Roman statesman who – according to legend – returned to his farm after triumphing in battle.

He said he was like “one of those booster rockets that has fulfilled its function”, and will now be “gently re-entering the atmosphere and splashing down invisibly in some remote and obscure corner of the Pacific”.

Unique ability

Andrew RT Davies MS said: “Boris Johnson is a once-in-a-generation politician who had an unique ability to connect to voters – something we saw time and time again with our best ever performance in a Senedd election and the highest number of Welsh Conservative MPs elected since the 1980s.

“I believe the country is grateful that his leadership ensured we prevented Corbyn becoming Prime Minister, got Brexit done, armed Ukraine against Putin, and ably secured and delivered the fastest Covid vaccination programme in Europe.

“When we look back at his legacy, it will be seen as one where real progress was made and whilst I am sad to see him go, it is also understandable, and I join his message that the Party and the country should unite behind Liz Truss now to alleviate the cost-of-living.

“Boris – thank you for everything”.

Scandals

Mr Jonson resigned in July following damaging revelations about a series of parties at Downing Street during the coronavirus lockdown and sexual misconduct scandals involving Conservative MPs.

He finally agreed to step down after a rebellion from MPs after the departure of Chris Pincher, a deputy chief whip who was accused of inappropriate behaviour.

Mr Johnson’s departure comes a little less than three years after he led the Tories to their biggest election victory in decades.


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Andrew
Andrew
29 days ago

Maximus excrement, the once in a generation freak natural disaster more like.

Argento Magus
Argento Magus
29 days ago

Mr. Davies,
I would expect no less from you. You are a delusional cretin. The supposed achievements of BoJo are nothing but the fevered imagination of a Conservative and (not for much longer) Unionist useful idiot.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
29 days ago

What’s the difference between RT and BoJo? RT knows who BoJo is.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
29 days ago

I expect nothing less from this stooge.

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
29 days ago

RT Davies proving that he is an outdated, bootlicking dweeb……again.

George
George
29 days ago

He smashed Corbyn and armed Ukraine to stand against Putin – despite his previous close relationship with senior Russians – but handling of pandemic and vaccine program can be questioned and Brexit isn’t done so much a partial resolution has been forced through and no one wants to utter the toxic ‘B word’.

50% of the legacy you’re writing is false and arguably lies – which itself sums up Boris’ time rather well.

Dr John Ball
Dr John Ball
29 days ago

It’s small wonder that politicians – especially Tories – are held in such low regard.

Before the “election, ” ARTD publically jumped ship, firstly praising Boris then dumping him when the political weather changed and Liz Truss became wonder woman.

Now Boris is a “once in a lifetime politician.” Such hypocricy!

hdavies15
hdavies15
29 days ago

Is ARTD referring to the “oven ready Brexit” the dish that was eventually served up half baked ? undercooked ? and tasted foul ? Saluting a moron whose only contribution was toxic rhetoric with no significant content, a triumph of illusion over reality, reflects badly on the man making such salutation. Time for ARTD to buzz off too.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
29 days ago

More Welsh Tory tripe from sycophant Andrew RT Davies. Boris Johnson a ” once in a generation politician” lol. Is this fool for real? There’s a reason why this political failure will never be First Minister of Wales. He’s got manure for brains!

Gareth
Gareth
29 days ago

Johnson was, and is quite unique. To be able to face the queen, the head of the English state,and lie to her face, then in the commons, and on live TV, spouting gibberish and lies daily and be able to keep a straight face, is some sort of skill. Sacked twice and removed as PM whilst being the first to be a convicted criminal , are factually true, unlike his leaving speech. RT is either also a liar, or a fool to repeat some of Johnsons claims as fact.

Nobby Tart
Nobby Tart
29 days ago

RT shows, yet again, what a toadying lickspittle he is.

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