Officials Believe UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Has Agreed to Resign

Boris Johnson Resignation
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Boris Johnson, the controversial leader of Great Britain, decided to step down on Thursday after days of defections rendered him unable to lead.

After one of Johnson’s closest supporters, Treasury Chief Nadhim Zahawi, urged the prime minister to stand down for the sake of the nation, Johnson ultimately decided to do so. It was not immediately apparent whether Johnson will continue serving as prime minister until the Conservative Party elects a new leader, who will also serve as party leader. Later on Thursday, a formal statement is anticipated.

Zahawi wrote to Johnson, “Prime Minister: This is not sustainable and it will only grow worse: for you, for the Conservative Party, and most crucially of all, for the nation.” “You must go immediately and act morally.”

Zahawi’s intervention followed the resignations of three junior officials and two more members of Johnson’s Cabinet, bringing the total number of people who have departed the government this week to almost 50.

On Wednesday, Johnson rebuffed demands for him to step down, claiming that the people had given him permission to do it. However, by Thursday morning, the man who had developed a reputation for avoiding political problems was compelled to acknowledge the truth of his predicament.

Senior Conservative Party congressman Bernard Jenkin claimed to have spoken with Johnson on Wednesday and given him the suggestion to step aside.

“Look, it’s just when you go now, and it’s how you go,” I simply told him. Before Johnson decided to retire, Jenkin told the BBC, “You can go with some dignity or you may be thrown out like Donald Trump, clinging to power and claiming he’s won the election when he’s lost.

Despite accusations that he was too close to party donors, that he shielded supporters from intimidation and allegations of corruption, that he misled Parliament and was dishonest with the public regarding government office parties that violated pandemic lockdown rules, Johnson, 58, was able to hold onto power for almost three years.

The final straw, however, turned out to be recent revelations that Johnson was aware of claims of sexual misconduct against Conservative politician Chris Pincher before elevating Pincher to a top position.

Following charges that he touched two men at a private club, Pincher resigned last week from his position as deputy chief whip. This led to a number of revelations concerning prior accusations made against Pincher, as well as changing government explanations about what Johnson knew when he chose him for a key position enforcing party discipline.

Sajid Javid, the secretary of state for health, and Rishi Sunak, the head of the Treasury, both resigned on Wednesday due to the controversy. The cost of living problem and COVID-19 were two of the most pressing challenges confronting Britain, and they were both in charge of addressing them.

When he claimed Johnson’s actions threatened to compromise the credibility of the Conservative Party and the British government, Javid encapsulated the sentiment of many parliamentarians.

He said to his legislative colleagues on Wednesday, “At some point, we have to decide that enough is enough. “I think that time has come,”

Welsh Secretary Simon Hart announced his resignation on Wednesday, while Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis did the same early on Thursday, writing in his letter of resignation to Johnson that “we are… passed the point of no return.” I can’t compromise my moral principles to preserve the status quo. Later, he was followed by Michelle Donelan, the newly appointed education secretary who took Zahawi’s position on Tuesday.

Johnson had made an effort to challenge both the rules of British politics and the parliamentary system’s logic. A prime minister seldom maintains control despite intense pressure from his Cabinet members.

Perhaps Margaret Thatcher, the long-serving Conservative prime minister, who unsuccessfully fought to retain her position in 1990 after her authority was weakened by debates over Britain’s relationship with the European Union, is the closest analog. However, even she ultimately made the decision to stand down after many Cabinet ministers advised her that it would be best for the party if she did so.

Johnson may make an effort to hold onto power until the Conservative Party elects a new leader, which is anticipated to happen during the summer. To stop the instability overtaking the government, however, several Conservatives argued that Cameron should resign 10 Downing Street right now.

“Boris Johnson ought to give in the seals of office, apologise to Her Majesty (Queen Elizabeth II), and urge her to ask for a caretaker prime minister,” tweeted George Freeman, who resigned as science minister on Thursday. must assume over today so that the ministers may resume their duties and we can elect a new Conservative leader in an effort to heal the harm and restore confidence.

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