Following the resignation of 32 officials, who cited a lack of trust in Boris Johnson as their reason for leaving; Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, has resigned.
He resigned as leader of the Conservative Party and effectively as Prime Minister on Thursday, 7th July 2022 at 10 Downing Street in London.
Boris stated that he will remain in office until the Conservative Party elects a new leader who will also serve as Prime Minister. This is expected to happen before the end of October.
He thanked the Conservative Party and British voters in his speech on Thursday for their trust and for helping the party win the 2019 elections.
Johnson paid tribute to his wife, Carrie, who was watching his speech while holding their young daughter. Johnson acknowledged that they had been through “so much,” but he made no indication that any of it was his fault.
“I know there are many people who are relieved, and perhaps quite a few who will also be disappointed. I want you to understand how sad I am to be leaving the best job in the world,“ Mr. Johnson said on Thursday.
He went on to say that no one is indispensable in politics. The interests of the British people will be served from now until the new prime minister takes office, he said.
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Mr. Johnson promised to back the new leader who emerges.
Mr. Johnson was recently under intense public scrutiny as a result of the party gates scandal and, more recently, the appointment of Christopher Pincher as Chief Whip despite being aware of his misconduct.
Other factors that contributed to Mr. Johnson’s distress include the current economic difficulties that Britons are experiencing.
Johnson’s Conservative colleagues were disgusted, not disappointed.
“Enough is enough,” said Sajid Javid, the outgoing health minister, and leadership contender. “I’ve concluded that the problem stems from the top, and I don’t think that will change.”