Upwards of one-third of Boris Johnson’s own administration peers, including a number of key Cabinet ministers, marched out and urged him to leave.
He was finally persuaded to do just that.
His rebellious behavior led to an amazing, occasionally farcical, political impasse. In the end, even those he recently hired to take the place of ministers resigned suddenly, realizing they too must step down.
After Margaret Thatcher’s reign at the head, Johnson’s colorful and probably most significant frontline career in politics comes to an end with his abrupt retirement.
Additionally, it leaves the group of candidates to succeed him as Conservative leader wide open because there is no apparent replacement. Years more of uncertainty lie ahead for both Britain, as well as the Tory party.
What follows then? The tortuous path of the Conservative leadership crisis and its potential outcomes are explored by Political.
Borris Johnson have resigned,as the UK, prime minister.
That's what happens in mature democracy .
But in Kenya,and Africa,in general,they would, rather die,than resign❗
— Kuria WA Njuguna (@JoelKuriaNjugu3) July 7, 2022
Where did we come from?
Since Johnson managed to win that landmark vast bulk of 80 chairs in the 2019 general election, a seemingly never-ending string of scandals have undermined his authority.
These range from his appalling management of the COVID-19 pandemic’s early stages to revelations about dubious deals funding luxurious renovation work to his Downing Street apartment.
A string of reports about drunken parties hosted in No. 10 that broke pandemic lockdown regulations, some of which the head of state himself attended, really started to fester.
Johnson barely made it through a leadership contest last month.
About 41% of Conservatives voted to have him removed. He thereafter led his party to two more dismal by-election losses, which forced the resignation of the party chairman.
Recently, Johnson’s treatment of claims regarding sexual assault against former Tory Deputy Chief Leader Chris Pincher became intolerable for many of his colleagues.
Loyal MPs found themselves accidentally misinforming the public by repeating false Downing Street lines on the controversy as the PM’s story changed frequently.
Tuesday night, Sajid Javid resigned as health minister barely two minutes after Johnson offered his regrets. The second-highest-ranking official in the administration, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, submitted his resignation nine minutes later.
In the hours that ensued, a flood of other ministers resigned when their double bomb burst the dam.
What follows is what?
Johnson wants to serve as caretaker party leader for the duration of the Conservative Party’s electoral system, which is expected to take up the majority of the next two months.
Whereas there are more and more indications that his intraparty detractors want him removed right away.
After Borris Johnson, @JoeBiden should resign too.
The world is suffering right now with high commodity prices and inflation because of these two selfish fellows.
If it wasn't for these two, Russia-Ukraine war wouldn't have happened.
— Mbaho Joshua (@MbahoJoshua) July 7, 2022
As per the Institute for Government Research tank, there really is no such thing as an intermediate or temporary prime minister in the British constitution.
The successor will have all the authority of a regular prime minister.
Some Conservatives are skeptical that Johnson won’t overstep the mark if he holds onto power for several weeks or months, despite the rules governing what a caretaker leader should and shouldn’t do.