This is a historic moment, but should not be a surprise for someone, because Thatcher and May did the same. They all survived a confidence vote, but only for a short period of time. And now, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is doing it. To resign. A series of ethical scandals forced PM Boris Johnson to step down. Even his most stalwart supporters abandoned him.
Margaret Thatcher resigned in 1990. Tony Blair stepped down in 2007. David Cameron in 2016, and Theresa May in 2019, and they`re all part of intense political drama. Theresa May was tearful as she expressed her gratitude for being able to serve the UK she loved.
In December 2019, Boris Johnson won a landslide victory on the promise of delivering a Brexit deal and leading the UK to a bright future outside the European Union. But Brexit and Covid-19 made it very difficult for Johnson and the UK.
Johnson described the job as a PM as the best job in the world, and he wanted to continue. But after nearly 60 members of his government stepped down, he was forced to do the same.
He had a speech in front of the famous 10 Downing Street door on Thursday and said that he would be stepping down. Just like his predecessors Thatcher and May when they delivered their own resignation addresses.
«It is clear now the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore, a new prime minister,» Boris Johnson said.
His opponents said it was good news for Great Britain that Johnson decided to resign. They also believe that it should have happened long ago.
He was responsible for lies, scandals, and fraud on an industrial scale, Stamer said on Twitter.
Former British Prime Minister John Major said it would be «unwise and may be unsustainable» for Johnson to remain in the office of prime minister for long while a new Conservative leader is chosen. He too suggested Raab could serve as the acting prime minister.
The last thing PM Boris Johnson said in his speech on Thursday was that «the future together is golden».