It is the end of the leadership of Boris Johnson and you may have seen it coming. Thursday was an important day was Britain since the leader of Britain’s Conservative party, Boris Johnson had to resign from his term. He is no longer the leader of the party and most importantly, lost his position as the Prime Minister of Britain. It is reported that dozens of Ministers chose to quit his government over the last 48 hours. The political drama has been intense and the world has been keeping up with it. But the resignation of Boris Johnson is a wake-up call for many as it is time to elect a new Prime Minister in the future.
What Was Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson Reaction?
The resignation came after the scandal-hit government and its ministers were exposed. While addressing this resignation outside 10 Downing Street, Johnson stated, “It is the will of the parliamentary Conservative party that there should be a new leader of that party, and therefore a new prime minister.”
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The timetable following the resignation will be announced in the coming week. If you are wondering who is next in the succession, then it is still at its early stage to evaluate. Boris Johnson has served three tumultuous years that were hit by the COVID pandemic, a series of troublesome controversies that hampered his reputation, and more.
Why Did Prime Minister Boris Johnson Have To Resign?
The former Prime Minister of Britain always struggled with his reputation. But as per the latest development, his party colleague, Chris Pincher was accused of allegations of sexual misconduct. Thus, he had to resign from his position as Deputy Chief Whip after rumors about sexual misconduct surfaced.
Johnson is ready to act as the Prime Minister until a replacement is assigned for the duties. A contest for his leadership is needed to finally eliminate him from his position. However, he mentioned to the cabinet on Thursday that the related “major fiscal decisions” should be halted for now. The next prime minister must be taking care of it. He claimed to have fought with all his power against a Cabinet revolt and said that he was “sad… to be giving up the best job in the world”.
The six-minute-long address at 10 Downing Street continued, “And let me say now, to the people of Ukraine, that I know that we in the U.K. will continue to back your fight for freedom for as long as it takes.” The Ukraine president did thank Mr. Johnson for his constant support during the “hardest times” of the country.
Johnsen has few allies left in his Tory party and his wife Carrie also accompanied him with his daughter Romy. As per the news of BBC and other leading outlets, it is heard that the Conservative leadership election is going to be held during the summer, and soon, the replacement of Mr. Johnson will be announced.
Incredibly sad news about Shinzo Abe.
His global leadership through unchartered times will be remembered by many. My thoughts are with his family, friends and the Japanese people.
The UK stands with you at this dark and sad time.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 8, 2022
Over 50 government resignations had been made and Mr. Johnson still managed to cling to his position. But now, he is forced to leave his position after the full chaos. On the other hand, the opposition parties were delighted to hear the news of Boris Johnson resigning. Labour Leader Keir Starmer boldly claimed “It is good news for the country that Boris Johnson has resigned as Prime Minister. But it should have happened long ago. He was always unfit for office.” It is just one of the few remarks passed by the people of the opposition party.
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Besides, Daisy Cooper who is the liberal Democrat deputy leader claimed Johnson would “go down in history as a lying law-breaking Prime Minister, who abused the trust and patience of the British people.”
The announcement of Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigning from his position may not come to Aas as a shock to many since this has been anticipated for months now. The ongoing chaos amidst the party was not going in favor of his government or Britain. Now that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is no longer in power, it will be interesting to see who is winning the spot and how is he/she going to deal with the situation.
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