Boris Johnson resigns as Prime Minister of the UK!

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has recently resigned.

In the weeks leading up to today’s announcement, the 58-year-old politician had been subjected to calls for his resignation. In the 48 hours leading up to Boris’ announcement; more than 50 government employees resigned, urging him to do the same.

“It is clear that the parliamentary Conservative Party now wishes for a new leader of that party; and thus a new prime minister”. Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of our backbench MPs, and I have agreed that the process of selecting a new leader will begin immediately. The timetable will be announced next week, and I have appointed a Cabinet to serve until a new leader is appointed’; he said in his resignation speech.

“So I want to thank the millions of people who voted for us in 2019; many of whom were Conservative voters for the first time – for that incredible mandate”. “This is the largest Conservative majority since 1987, and the largest share of the vote since 1979,” he added.

“The reason I fought so hard in the last few days to continue to deliver that mandate in person was not just because I wanted to do so,” Johnson continued; “but because I felt it was my job, my duty, my obligation to you to continue to do what we promised in 2019.”

“Of course, I am immensely proud of this Government’s achievements; from Brexit to settling our relations with the Continent for over a half-century; reclaiming the power for this country to make its own laws in Parliament, getting us all through the pandemic; delivering the fastest vaccine roll-out in Europe, the fastest exit from lockdown; and – in the last few months – leading the West in standing up to Putin’s aggression in Ukraine,” he continued.

Many scandals have rocked Johnson’s reign.