Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves the resignation of UK’s prime minister Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson announced on Thursday that he would step down as Britain’s prime minister, after a wholesale rebellion of his cabinet, a wave of government resignations and a devastating loss of party support prompted by his handling of the party’s latest sex-and-bullying scandal.
Johnson said he planned to stay on in his post until the Conservative Party chooses a new leader, which could take several months. He said he expected the timetable for his departure, and the selection of a successor, to be set on Monday by a committee of senior Conservative lawmakers. “It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader,” Johnson said in remarks outside Downing Street. “The process of choosing that new leader should begin now.”
Johnson’s decision to resign was capped off by a dizzying 48 hours in British politics that started on Tuesday evening with the unexpected resignation of two of his highest ranking ministers the chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, and the health secretary, Sajid Javid. That was followed by a flurry of resignation announcements from other lawmakers and officials.
Johnson’s resignation brings an abrupt end to a tumultuous tenure that was distinguished by the landslide victory three years ago and a successful drive to pull Britain out of the European Union, but that collapsed under the series of scandals.
Sources: NYTimes and WaPo.
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