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Boris Johnson Resigns As Prime Minister Amid Flurry Of Cabinet Resignations



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Boris Johnson resigned as British Prime Minister after a Tory Occasion mass exodus noticed greater than 60 authorities ministers resign. 

In accordance with an announcement issued by Downing Road, Johnson is ready to make an announcement to the nation simply earlier than noon Thursday within the UK.

He has agreed with the backbench 1922 Committee to stay as caretaker prime minister till September when the Conservative Occasion elects its subsequent chief. 

“His resignation was inevitable,” Justin Tomlinson, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Occasion, stated on Twitter. “As a celebration we should shortly unite and concentrate on what issues. These are severe instances on many fronts.”

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Nonetheless, that is probably not potential, as a number of MPs have argued that Johnson can not stay in a caretaker position.

The latest mass resignation of MP’s is the best quantity in 90 years.

Even his newly appointed Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi urged Johnson to “do the best factor and go now.”

“Prime Minister, this isn’t sustainable and it’ll solely worsen: for you, for the Conservative Occasion and, most significantly, of all of the nation,” Zahawi wrote after being appointed by Johnson lower than 48 hours in the past.

“You have to do the best factor and go now,” Zahawi wrote.

Opposition Chief Sir Keir Starmer celebrated the information of his resignation, saying Johnson was “all the time unfit for workplace.”

“It’s excellent news for the nation that Boris Johnson has resigned as prime minister,” he stated in an announcement. “He was all the time unfit for workplace. He has been answerable for lies, scandal and fraud on an industrial scale.”

A number of scandals have plagued Johnson’s time period since coming to workplace in 2019, together with issues over his handling of sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to a senior official Chris Pincher. 

Johnson’s landslide victory in 2019 introduced the Conservative Occasion its most vital majority since Margaret Thatcher greater than three many years in the past however is now a far-gone actuality. 

In accordance with the Conservative Occasion’s present guidelines, one other management problem couldn’t be mounted for a minimum of 12 months. Nonetheless, a number of MPs are looking for to vary that shortly. Within the coming weeks, Tory MPs will elect a brand new set of members to the chief of the 1922 Committee. Doing so would allow modifications to be made to management guidelines.

That change might come as quickly as subsequent Tuesday.