British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign as leader of the Conservative Party, British broadcasters BBC and Sky reported on Thursday.
The reports follow a slew of scandals that surrounded him and his government, and reports that Michael Gove, one of the most senior ministers in the British government, told Johnson he must go.
Johnson had initially refused to resign, despite a succession of resignations, as he faced a grilling from UK lawmakers in parliament on Wednesday. His grip on power was weakened considerably, however, when Rishi Sunak quit as finance minister and Sajid Javid resigned as health secretary within minutes of one another on Tuesday evening.
More ministers resigned their posts on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the total to more than 50 in less than 48 hours.
The resignations follow shifting explanations from Johnson’s Downing Street office about a sex scandal that involved a mid-ranking ally of the prime minister.
Johnson has faced sharp criticism over his promotion of junior minister Chris Pincher to the role of chief whip — a key position that involves enforcing party discipline. The promotion came despite Pincher being accused of drunkenly groping two men, and Johnson having been made aware of the allegations.
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Still no Brexin't
Putin has made regime change in 🇬🇧 Biden is loading
NWO we are coming for you. We will get you down. Food prices, gas prices, energy crisis, covid, mask and vaccine mandated. You will not get away with these
If only Dictator Brandon and the rest of the traitorous DEMONrats would leave the US.
I hope that Liz Truss now takes over as PM and that she continues the hard line re the NI protocol & relations with the EU.
A great loss for democracy. Anyone cheering this is payed by Putin
😂before leaving office he should take his clothes off to 'show that he is tougher than Putin'.
Boris will go down in history as the man that got Brexit done! For that alone God bless him! 😁🏴🇬🇧✌🏻
😴 Biden will be the next person to resign.
V. Putin vs B Johnson Putin wins by KO ✔✔✔✔✔
BoJo sactioned Russia, and it backfired so badly!
BoJo wished regime change in Russia, it also badly backfired, today BoJo is gone and gone forever!
Me: there must be a universal blessing upon Russia🌹.
Great news today for Europe, EU and the World's peace that UK's PM Boris Johnson has resigned that may accelerate the restarting of constructive peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, that will stop the madness of pushing hard for this planned chaotic self-destructive confronting war between the European nations!
Now they need a hardliner like church/ill to make the rocky horror war show with PUTin!
Alexander Kemal is overthrown!! Sadly, the The Sun readers, the Daily Mail readers, The Express readers who voted for him, still remain!!
Britain will be better without BORIS.
What exactly is his fault? What did he do wrong?
Chalk one up for the devious left and their media 🤣🤣💀💀🌹🌹
Poor him, he really thaught it will fade away as it is a very common practice in politic
"If Boris were a woman, he wouldn't ——"
All those cruel and spiteful politicians, in the House of Commons, who are cruel and spiteful to our Prime Minister, are like a pack of laughing Hyenas that are ravenously devouring their prey!
he and his gang of incompetence should not be allowed to get away with all the crimes they have committed against Britain and the British people
Hey Biden, copy this clown.
Oh look we found in the west
😩many crying babes for
I don't know about UK, but the West certainly had a huge loss with Boris' resignation. He was a great Western leader. Putin will be grateful to the British .
Next is biden impeach
Cool. Will this facilitate the release of Julian Assange ?
The best job is what ….women…reap