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Tributes to Her Late Majesty The Queen ( 9 Sep 2022)

Boris Johnson: I hope the House will not mind if I begin with a personal confession. A few months ago, the BBC came to see me to talk about Her Majesty the Queen. We sat down and the cameras started rolling, and they requested that I should talk about her in the past tense. I am afraid that I simply choked up and could not go on. I am really not easily moved to tears, but I was so overcome with sadness that...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: G7 ( 6 Sep 2022)

Boris Johnson: Details of discussions with world leaders including members of the G7 are published on

Written Answers — Prime Minister: British Irish Council ( 6 Sep 2022)

Boris Johnson: A list of ministerial delegates at each ministerial meeting or summit are included in the official communiques. These can be found on the British-Irish Council website

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Employment ( 6 Sep 2022)

Boris Johnson: I am proud of this Government’s record in protecting jobs and supporting employment across the country. As I leave Office, latest labour market statistics speak to the resilience of the UK economy: I am happy to clarify that we have a record number of employees on payrolls, unemployment close to its lowest point since 1974, and youth unemployment at a record low. This resilience is, in no...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Telecommunications: Infrastructure (21 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: Details of ministerial meetings with external organisations are published on as part of the government’s transparency agenda.

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: Government Delivery (21 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: The Government that I have had the privilege to lead has focused relentlessly on delivery. This statement updates the House on what we have achieved since I was invited by Her Majesty The Queen to form a government in July 2019, and puts on record why the millions of people who voted Conservative in 2019, many for the first time, were right to place their trust in me and in this Conservative...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Employment (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: As I have previously noted, my answer of 23 June 2022 to PQ 18053, and my letter of 26 April 2022 to the Liaison Committee (a copy of which was placed in the Library of the House), clarified my previous answers. Corrections and clarifications can be made in a number of ways. I note the Procedure Committee is looking into these processes in more depth, and the Government looks forward to...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: Today marks the 40th anniversary of the bombings in Hyde Park and Regent’s Park. Tomorrow sees the 50th anniversary of Bloody Friday. Such terror by the Provisional IRA was barbaric and shameful, bringing untold grief to countless families. Our thoughts are with all those who lost loved ones during the troubles. We as a Government remain determined to help build a better shared future for...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: I am afraid I did not quite catch the last part of the hon. Lady’s question, but I will be using the next few weeks to do what I think the people of this country would expect: to drive forward the agenda on which we were elected in 2019 and on which I think the Labour party particularly fears the Conservative party, and that is the agenda of uniting and levelling up, and making sure that we...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: I thank my hon. Friend for that excellent question. The accession of both countries will be good for them and make all our allies safer, and I think it will make the whole Euro-Atlantic security area stronger. I am proud of the role the UK has played in that accession.

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: I am not following this thing particularly closely, but my impression is that there has been quite a lot of debate already, and I think the public have ample opportunity to view the talent, any one of which—as I have said before—would, like some household detergent, wipe the floor with the right hon. and learned Gentleman. Today happens to be just about the anniversary of the exit from...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: Well, Labour know all about fantasy economics, because they have already committed to £94 billion of extra tax and spending, which every household in this country would have to pay for to the tune of about £2,100. It is thanks to the former Chancellor’s management of the economy—thanks to this Government’s management of the economy—that we had growth in May of 0.5%. We have more...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: I think that everybody would agree that what we saw in the last two and a half years was because of the pandemic, with the biggest fall in output for 300 years, which this Government dealt with and coped with magnificently by distributing vaccines faster than any other European Government—faster than any other major economy—which would not have been possible if we had listened to the...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: Again, the right hon. and learned Gentleman is doing this—it is completely satirical. This is the Government who are investing £650 billion in infrastructure, skills and technology. He talks about public services; what really matters to people in this country right now is getting their appointments and their operations, fixing the covid backlogs—that is what we are doing—and fixing the...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: This is one of the last blasts from Captain Hindsight, at least to me. They were the party, I remember, that was so desperate for us to be hiring their friends—they wanted a football agent and a theatrical costumier to supply personal protective equipment. Do you remember, Mr Speaker? We had to get that stuff at record speed. We produced £408 billion-worth of support for families and for...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: What does it say about the right hon. and learned Gentleman that no one can name a single policy, after three years, of the Opposition apart from putting up taxes? He is one of those pointless plastic bollards you find around a deserted roadworks on a motorway. We got Brexit done; he voted against it 48 times. We got this country fast out of covid, in spite of everything, when he would have...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: I want devolution to work, and I have had some good conversations with Mark Drakeford, but the devolved authorities, particularly Labour in Wales, need to do their job properly.

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: That is not what I observe. The right hon. Gentleman talks about records; I point to the fastest vaccine roll-out in Europe, the lowest unemployment for at or near 50 years as I have said, the lowest youth unemployment, and the fastest growth in the G7 last year, in spite of everything. As for the Scottish nationalists’ record, look at where they are. I am afraid to say that Scottish school...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: On the personal abuse stuff, I think the right hon. Gentleman is talking a load of tosh, but when he has retired to his croft—which may be all too soon—I hope that he will reflect on his long-running campaign to break up the greatest country in the world. I hope that he will reflect on the pointlessness of what he is trying to do, and think instead about the priorities of the people of...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jul 2022)

Boris Johnson: I thank my hon. Friend for that renewed invitation. I have spent many happy days with him in Dudley; let us hope that there are more to come.

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