Most of you have heard the famous phrase “hasta la vista baby” which means see you later in Spanish.
Arnold Schwarzenegger made the phrase mainstream to non-Spanish speaking populations after he used it in the film the Terminator.
Well now just a week after being forced to resign by his own Conservative party, Prime Minister Boris Johnson used the iconic phrase in his goodbye speech.
"I want to use last few seconds to give some words of advice to my successor.
Number One: Stay close to the Americans. Stick up for the Ukrainians. Stick up for freedom and democracy…
Remember above all: It's not Twitter that counts…
Hasta la vista, baby!"
– Boris Johnson pic.twitter.com/jo6DoX6WEJ
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) July 20, 2022
Market Watch had these details to share:
“Stay close to the Americans; stick up for the Ukrainians; stick up for freedom and democracy everywhere. Cut taxes and deregulate wherever you can to make this the greatest place to live and invest, which it is.”
Those were outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s words of advice for his successor, which he delivered in his final question session in the U.K. House of Commons on Wednesday.
Johnson officially remains in his post until early September, when his successor will be elected. But the members of Parliament (aka MPs) go on their summer break on Thursday, so this was Johnson’s final question session before the MPs before he steps down.
Johnson also urged his to-be-determined replacement to “focus on the road ahead, but always remember to check the rear-view mirror.” And he drew a big cheer by adding, “And remember, above all, it’s not Twitter that counts; it’s the people that sent us here.”
Boris Johnson’s last words from the despatch box as Prime Minister?
“Hasta la vista, baby!”
— Tom Harwood (@tomhfh) July 20, 2022
The Daily Mail dropped these details:
Boris Johnson today bowed out of his final PMQs with fresh attacks on Sir Keir Starmer and a swipe at his possible successor Rishi Sunak, as he told MPs: ‘Hasta la vista, baby’.
The outgoing Prime Minister was afforded a standing ovation by Tory MPs – although not from the Labour benches or from his predecessor Theresa May – at the end of this afternoon’s session.
It came less than two weeks after he was forced to announce his resignation following a revolt against his leadership from within his Conservative ranks.
In his departing words, Mr Johnson issued a dig at his ex-Chancellor – with Mr Sunak having been among the torrent of ministers who recently quit the PM’s administration – and gave a warning to those Tory MPs who rebelled against him.
In advice to whoever replaces him, the PM said: ‘Focus on the road ahead, but always remember to check the rear view mirror and remember above all it’s not Twitter that counts – it’s the people that sent us here.’
Mr Johnson also urged the next Tory leader to ‘stay close to the Americans, stick up for the Ukrainians, stick up for freedom and democracy everywhere’.