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Boris Johnson quits as Tory leader

Boris Johnson Quits as Tory leader

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Boris Johnson Quits as Tory leader – stays PM till October

Boris: Painful not to see my term through.  ‘How sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world’.

He delivered his resignation in less than ten minutes.  Despite standing down Boris remains Prime Minister until October because of the process of choosing a who will replace him.

Boris Johnson said it is “clearly now the will” of Conservative MPs that there should be a new leader.  He said a “herd instinct” at Westminster rejected his bid to stay on as party leader.

Boris Johnson’s term is one of the shortest of Prime Ministers.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer: It is good news that Boris Johnson has resigned.  He should leave now!

Boris faced increased pressure from cabinet members, backbench MPs and the whips office to stand down from his position as prime minister.

This morning, the number of MPs who had resigned from government positions passed 50.

Boris Johnson has been defying calls to step down until now pointing to his 2019 election win.

What are your thoughts on his departure?  Is it the right thing for the Conservative Party?


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