London – after fearlessnessBritain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to step down as leader of his party, which will eventually remove him from the country’s top job. Johnson’s office at 10 Downing Street confirmed he would “make a statement to the country today,” as the BBC and other British outlets said he had decided to resign.
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CBS News partner network BBC News reported that Johnson, 58, was expected to publicly announce his resignation as leader of the Conservative Party later on Thursday, but would remain as prime minister.
Conservative Member of Parliament Tobias Ellwood told the BBC he was pleased that Johnson “recognized the damage not only to the party brand but also to our international stock.”
He said the Conservative Party would have “a huge amount of regrouping to do”.
Leader of the opposition Labor Party, Keir Starmer, said on Thursday: “It should have happened a long time ago. He was always unfit for office.” “He has been responsible for lies, scams and fraud on an industrial scale. And those involved should be completely ashamed.”
A long series of scandals have surrounded Johnson, including in the latest government former minister Chris Pincher, who recently resigned over allegations of groping two people. Pincher was appointed deputy chief whip by Johnson, and the prime minister initially claimed he was not aware of the misconduct allegations against Pincher.
Johnson’s office changed the official account of what the prime minister knew twice in the past week after new information emerged.
Johnson’s resignation will mark the end of his nearly three-year term as leader of the Conservative Party and the beginning of the end of his time as prime minister.
Just last month, he narrowly escaped a no-confidence motion of his own party. In April, he was fined by police for violating COVID-19 restrictions during Britain’s pandemic lockdown when he attended parties at his official residence.
Earlier on Thursday – even after more than 50 members of his government resigned – Johnson remained disobedient.
“To be honest… the job of a prime minister in difficult circumstances, when he has been given a huge mandate, is to keep going,” he told the British Parliament’s House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon. “That’s what I’m going to do.”
Johnson was repeatedly criticized during that meeting, and several ministers from opposition parties urged him to step down. As the meeting ended, lawmakers could be heard shouting: “Goodbye, Boris!”
For those members of the government who resigned on Tuesday and Wednesday, the pincher scandal was the last straw.
Media reports contradicted the initial story told by Johnson’s office, which said he knew nothing about the specific allegations against Pincher. The prime minister then changed his line, saying he was aware of some of the allegations, but that they were not meant for formal complaints.
This was followed by a former senior civil servant publicly alleging that Johnson had been “personally informed” of a previous formal complaint against Pincher that Johnson had lied to. Johnson responded by saying that he had failed to recall that specific briefing, and that he regretted not acting on the information.
Former Health Minister Sajid Javid said in his resignation statement during Wednesday’s parliamentary gathering, “It has become impossible in recent months to break the link between loyalty and integrity, and Mr Speaker, I risk losing my integrity anytime soon.” I won’t pick it up.”
Javid said he had last given the prime minister the benefit of the doubt.
Johnson’s tenure as prime minister will be best remembered for his UK debutA cause that he promoted and promoted over the past few months in his previous job as mayor of London.
Soon after the 2016 referendum, in which UK voters approved an exit from the European Union, Johnson was appointed British Foreign Secretary by then-Prime Minister Theresa May.
However, in 2018, he resigned from what he claimed was May’s inability to negotiate a Brexit deal with the EU.
Nearly a year later, May herself was forced to resign after members of her own Conservative Party rejected several of her proposed Brexit deals. johnson, It was not until December 2019 that Johnson’s EU Withdrawal Agreement was finally approved by the British Parliament and the UK EU next month.