Boris Johnson has delivered his valedictory speech to the nation.

Speaking outside a packed Downing Street, the outgoing prime minister said: “This is it folks.”

He championed his government’s achievements, highlighting Brexit, the vaccine rollout and the response to the war in Ukraine.

He blamed President Putin for spiraling energy costs and said he knows Liz Truss and her government “will do everything they can to get through this crisis.”

Mr Johnson will now set off for Balmoral to formally tender his resignation to the Queen before Liz Truss’s arrival.

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Ms Truss was declared the winner of the Conservative leadership race on Monday and will step into the role as party leader and prime minister after she has been formally invited by the Queen to form a government.

On Monday she praised “my friend” Mr Johnson as she accepted her victory.

“Boris, you got Brexit done, you crushed Jeremy Corbyn, you rolled out the vaccine and you stood up to Vladimir Putin. You were admired from Kyiv to Carlisle,” she said.

On Tuesday afternoon Ms Truss will return to Westminster, where she will address the country for the first time as prime minister before getting on with the business of appointing her ministerial team.

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