In a speech in front of 10 Downing Street in London this Thursday, Boris Johnson confirmed that he will step down as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
“It is now clear that the desire of the Conservative Parliamentary Party is for that party to have a new leader, and therefore a new prime minister, and I agree. sir Graham Brady, the leader of our delegation, said the process of electing a new leader should begin immediately”, he began.
Johnson revealed the timetable for that Choose your successor Will be released next week and has confirmed he wants to remain head of government “until a new leader is in place”. A position that could be challenged within and outside the party by those demanding his immediate exit.
Manager Tori welcomed Conservative Party wins 2019 Assembly ElectionsRemember the highest parliamentary majority since 1987 and the highest percentage of votes since 1979.
In addition, he admitted his “enormous pride”. For the country’s expulsion from the European Union And with the understanding “leadership of the West” role Acquired by the United Kingdom in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“I say to the people of Ukraine, I know that we in the UK will continue to support your fight for freedom as long as necessary,” he said.
explain it, In his last days he tried to convince his ministers A change of government during the British economic crisis and war in Europe was a “strange” idea, with Johnson expressing his “regret” at having to give up “the best job in the world” and not being able to. The “incredible mandate” received in 2019 must continue to be fulfilled.
“I regret that I was not successful in making these arguments [aos ministros] It is painful not to be able to come up with more ideas and projects”, he told his family, friends and journalists who had gathered to hear him. As we have seen at Westminster, the herd instinct is powerful. And as the herd advances it advances.
Even so, remembering that no one was “in the least indispensable” in politics, he expressed confidence in the ability of the British “Darwinist system” to “produce one more leader”.
He also thanked the party, his family and above all the voters. “Above all, I want to thank the British people for the great privilege they have given me,” he said. “Being Prime Minister is an exercise”.
Finally, a sign of hope: “Though things seem bleak, now, our future is golden”.
Boris Johnson is leaving office after more than 50 members of his government If they shoot Within 48 hours, Johnson was appointed to a deputy parliamentary office after receiving allegations of sexual misconduct in protest over the Prime Minister’s handling of the latest scandal in Downing Street.
Before that, he was already in a very weak position, because of the controversy of the parties held at the headquarters of the executive power in London, which violated the Covid-19 rules imposed by his own government, and in which he participated. A fine was imposed by the police.
About a month ago, he managed to survive a no-confidence vote initiated by his party’s representatives. But 40% of the Conservative backbench voted in favor of removing him, creating an untenable political situation for the UK’s yet-to-be prime minister.