Policy watch: How do the candidates compare? Liz Truss: I was wrong to back Remain Truss attacks Sunak over ‘business as usual’ Tom Harris: Why Labour should applaud Boris Live tracker: Check the latest Tory leadership odds B oris Johnson this afternoon insisted millions of people were “right to place their trust in me” in a lengthy defence of his record in office. Mr Johnson issued a 2,568-word statement outlining his administration’s record that takes in getting Brexit after years of a “paralysed government”, the success of the vaccination programme and ensuring “our streets are safer” and “our schools are better”. The outgoing Prime Minister, who leaves office on September 6, wrote: “[This] 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 Government.” It came as Liz Truss, who is competing against Rishi Sunak to succeed Mr Johnson, said she “won’t have time to worry about wallpaper” in Downing Street if she is chosen by Tory members as the next party leader and prime minister. Towards the start of Mr Johnson’s time in office Lulu Lytle, a fashion designer, was reportedly asked to… Read full this story
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