THERESA May last night aimed a parting shot at Boris Johnson – warning he’ll have less power than he thinks if he makes it to No10.
The PM insisted that leading the country is not “a position of power” in a coded dig at the ambitious Brexiteer.
And she also hit out at the Brexit plans set out by Boris and Jeremy Hunt – claiming they have no chance of success.
Mrs May will leave office in 12 days after the new Tory leader is elected by party members.
Without mentioning frontrunner Boris by name, the Prime Minister was scathing about his political ambitions.
She told the Daily Mail: “Too many people in politics think being Prime Minister is a position of power.
“Actually, it is a position of service to the country where you are always asking yourself, ‘What more can I do for the public?’
“All too often those who see it as a position of power see it as about themselves and not about the people they are serving.”
Mrs May again insisted she did her best to get a deal with the EU, insisting the next Prime Minister won’t be able to rip it up and start again.
She said: “The EU have said they don’t want to and won’t reopen the agreement.”
And she blamed hard Brexiteers for stopping us leaving the EU by repeatedly voting against her deal.
Mrs May also hit back at claims she has no sense of humour, insisting she regularly jokes around with her No10 team.
And she admitted she was sometimes driven to swear at moments of high tension despite her goody-goody image.
The new Tory leader will be elected on July 23 – Mrs May will take Prime Minister’s Questions for the last time the next day, before heading to Buckingham Palace to resign and hand over power to her successor.