BREAKING: UK prime minister, Boris Johnson resigns

UK Prime Minister- Boris Johnson
UK Prime Minister- Boris Johnson

United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced his resignation.Johnson resigned resigned as dozens of his cabinet members were leaving office.

In an address to the nation on Thursday at 10, Downing Street in London, England, Johnson said he will support his successor as much as he can.

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“To that new leader whoever he or she may be I say I will give you as much support as I can.”He said he is sad leaving the “best job in the world.”

“As we’ve seen at Westminster, the herd instinct is powerful — when the herd moves, it moves. And my friends, in politics, no one is remotely indispensable,” he said Thursday.

“And our brilliant and Darwinian system will produce another leader, equally committed to taking this country forward through tough times.”

“To you, the British public: I know that there will be many people who are relieved and perhaps, quite a few will also be disappointed. And I want you to know how sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world.”

“It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a new prime minister,” he said on Thursday.

“I’d agreed with Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of our backbench MPs, that the process of choosing that new leader should begin now and the timetable will be announced next week.”

“And I’ve today appointed a Cabinet to serve, as I will, until a new leader is in place.”

“So I want to say to the millions of people who voted for us in 2019, many of them voted Conservative, for the first time. Thank you for that incredible mandate. The biggest Conservative majority, since 1987,” he added.

At the beginning of the week, dozens of members of his cabinet and aides resigned due to the manner he conducted himself during the COVID-19 pandemic and was heavily criticised.


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