Boris Johnson's cheered out of Commons after rousing last speech 'Hasta La Vista baby!'

Boris Johnson declared “mission largely accomplished” before signing-off his final Prime Minister’s Questions by telling MPs: “Hasta la vista, baby.” The outgoing Prime Minister received a standing ovation from the Conservative benches after concluding his final remarks, although his predecessor Theresa May did not join in with the applause. In his final answer from the despatch box, Mr Johnson said: “I want to use the last few seconds to give some words of advice to my successor, whoever he or she may be.

“Number one, stay close to the Americans, stick up for the Ukrainians, stick up for freedom and democracy everywhere.

“Cut taxes and de-regulation wherever you can and make this the greatest place to live and invest, which it is.

“I love the Treasury but remember that if we’d always listened to the Treasury we wouldn’t have built the M25 or the Channel Tunnel.

“Focus on the road ahead, but always remember to check the rear-view mirror.

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“And remember above all it’s not Twitter that counts, it’s the people who sent us here.”

The Spanish term “hasta la vista” translates to “see you later”, but “hasta la vista, baby” is the catchphrase of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cyborg character in the 1991 movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Mr Johnson added: “The last few years have been the greatest privilege of my life, and it’s true that I helped to get the biggest Tory majority for 40 years and a huge realignment in UK politics.

“We’ve transformed our democracy and restored our national independence.

Conservative minister Andrea Jenkyns (Morley and Outwood) appeared to be in tears while Mrs May, on the third row behind Mr Johnson, stood but looked unmoved.

The show of support for Mr Johnson in his final hurrah was in stark contrast to the events of recent weeks, as dozens of Conservative MPs quit their posts in a bid to force him out after a series of scandals.

Earlier, Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle urged MPs to conduct PMQs in a manner “focusing on issues and policies rather than personalities”.

But Mr Johnson paid little attention and branded Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer a “great pointless human bollard”.

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