Friday, December 8, 2023

Breaking: Boris Johnson to resign as British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce his resignation Thursday amid a party revolt and is due to give a statement to the nation, his office confirmed.

Johnson is isolated and powerless as over 50 members of his own government have resigned in 48 hours, saying they no longer have faith in his leadership after a series of scandals, the latest involving an ally accused of improper sexual conduct.

Johnson has been facing calls to resign and has been abandoned by most of his allies.

“His resignation was inevitable,” Justin Tomlinson, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, said on Twitter. “As a party we must quickly unite and focus on what matters. These are serious times on many fronts.”

“As well as resigning as party leader the PM must resign his office,” Conservative lawmaker Nick Gibb said. “After losing so many ministers, he has lost the trust and authority required to continue.”

Conservatives will now have to elect a new leader in a process that could take about 2 months.

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