World Leader RESIGNS in Disgrace – He Couldn’t Take It
(FeaturedNews.com) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation outside 10 Downing Street on July 7. His wife Carrie watched while holding the couple’s daughter as he expressed sadness in leaving the position, which he called “the best job in the world.” The move is not surprising given his recent, brutal falling out with party leaders.
The prime minister had an amazing fall from grace. He won big in 2019, but several ethics scandals led to his demise. During his statement, he blamed his party for turning on him, saying nobody is indispensable in politics.
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Johnson faced a no-confidence vote and won by a slim margin the first week of June. Historically, prime ministers rarely stay on for very long after a vote, and he appears to be following suit.
The decision comes after multiple resignations from within the Conservative Party, 53 in the last two days alone. Johnson said he will stay on as prime minister until his replacement takes office, which could take up to six weeks.
Several lawmakers have spoken out against letting Johnson remain in office until the party names his successor. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng called the situation “depressing” and said the country needs a new leader immediately. MP Simon Hoare said, “he has to go.”
A recent YouGov poll showed that Defense Minister Ben Wallace appears to be leading the pack of potential replacements for Johnson. But Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt is on his heels. Of 716 Conservative party members polled, 13% favored Wallace, and 12% chose Mordaunt. Other potential candidates include former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, and former Health Minister Jeremy Hunt.
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