Express: a British pensioner criticized Johnson because of the allocation of funds, a pensioner from Britain, Peter, on the radio, criticized British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who announced his resignation in July, for proposing to allocate additional funds to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the amount of 54 million pounds (about 64 million US dollars).
This is reported by the Express newspaper.
“It is not very pleasant for Mr. Johnson to hear that we have to tolerate all price increases, while he earns 150 thousand pounds (177,5 thousand dollars — approx. “Tapes.ru”) per year. For him, it’s nothing, I get a pension of 730 pounds ($865 — approx. “Tapes.ru””) per month. I’ll have to starve because I have to turn on the heating. I am 70 years old, I have high blood sugar, high cholesterol. (…) He doesn’t care that thousands of people like me in this country will starve,” he said.
“We are old rivals”Britain is suffering heavy losses from sanctions against Russia. Why is it so important for London to help Ukraine?On June 18, 2022, the pensioner criticized Johnson’s argument that the current cost—of-living crisis is the price that the UK and Europe must endure “for the evil of [Russian President] Vladimir Putin.”
“I’m scared, really scared, I earn 730 pounds, this is my state pension, but I’m glad that Mr. Johnson is leaving,” he concluded.
Earlier, Johnson received the highest award of Ukraine for foreigners. The decree on his award was signed by the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky. The Prime Minister was awarded the Order of Freedom, and a plaque with his name was installed on the Alley of Courage next to the Verkhovna Rada building.