British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to quit today but bids to stay in office for months.
He is to quit as Prime Minister after his own MPs left him with no choice but to stand down. According to Dan falvey a correspondent, Boris Johnson is set to resign
as Conservative Party leader.
The man responsible for delivering Brexit today finally admitted defeat after one by one, his minister turned against him. A swathe of MPs in the lower ranks took their move to oust Mr Johnson after Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid called time earlier this week. Enough is enough Sajid lands killer blow to boris in House of Commons.
While the majority of the Cabinet rallied around Mr Johnson on Tuesday evening, they turned last night when it became clear the majority of the party was against him.
They confronted him in Downing Street after dozens of Parliamentary Private Secretaries and junior ministers resigned.
Mr Johnson initially continued to refuse to stand down but relented today when ministers started to publicly demand he bow out.
“The Prime Minister has spoken to Graham Brady and agreed to stand down in time for a new leader to be in place by the conference in October,” a No 10 source said
Nadhim Zahawi called on the Prime Minister to resign this morning.
Nadhim Zahawi called on the Prime Minister to resign. He said that it was
time to ‘do the right thing’ and quit.
There were 57 MPs who quit Government roles before Mr Johnson finally gave up trying to remain in No10. The last straw
was when his newly appointed Chancellor, Nahim Zahawi, told him to “do the right thing and go now”.
“This is not sustainable and it will only get worse, for you, for the Conservative Party and most importantly of all the country,” he wrote.
Speaking about the Prime Minister’s stubborn refusal to quit, he added: “I am heartbroken that he hasn’t listened and that he is now undermining the incredible achievements of this Government at this late hour.”
Mr Johnson’s anticipated departure from No10 less three years after first entering Downing Street in the top job.Follow us on social media