Wednesday July 20, 2022

VIDEO: Hasta la vista, baby! UK's Johnson bows out in parliament

VIDEO: Hasta la vista, baby! UK's Johnson bows out in parliament

Boris Johnson speaks during his final Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. AFP

To one last round of cheers from his recently mutinous MPs, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson bowed out of his final setpiece event in parliament Wednesday, signing off by saying: "Hasta la vista, baby!"

In a vintage blast of verbiage against his critics, Johnson defended his three tumultuous years in office -- from Brexit and Covid vaccines to Ukraine -- and praised the candidates battling to succeed him, as he fended off opposition attacks at his last session of Prime Minister's Questions.

The House of Commons breaks for its summer recess on Thursday, and the new leader is set to be announced when it reconvenes on Sept.5.