London — Boris Johnson was the British Prime Minister later Thursday after being abandoned by the Minister and most of his Conservatives. Will resign. Politicians from all sides told him to quit his job immediately.
Avoid isolated helpless Johnson after ministers, including two Secretaries of State, continued to resign early Thursday, saying scandal-stricken leaders are no longer fit for governance. According to one source who succumbed to not being able to declare him, he had resigned.
His office at 10 Downing Street said he would later make a statement to the country, as Johnson would expect after noon.
Johnson fought for his work for days, and after the latest in a series of scandals broke his willingness to support him, to all but a handful of allies. It was abandoned.
"His resignation was inevitable," Conservative Vice-Chairman Justin Tomlinson said on Twitter. "As a party, we need to unite quickly and focus on what's important. These are serious times in many ways."
The Conservatives need to elect new leaders. there is. This process can take weeks or months.
YouGov's brief survey shows that Defense Minister Ben Wallace is a favorite Conservative member to replace Johnson, followed by Penny Mordaunt's lower trade minister and former finance minister Rishi.・ Snacks continued.
It was not clear whether Johnson would continue to play the role of caretaker while his successor was being elected.
Many said he should leave immediately and hand over to his deputy Dominic Raab, saying he had lost the trust of his party.
Keir Starmer, the leader of the major opposition Labor Party, said he would call a vote of no confidence in Congress if the Conservatives did not dismiss him immediately.
"If they don't drive him away, Labor will step up for the national interest and bring a distrust resolution as the Prime Minister will not be able to continue to cling for months and months. Come on, "he said.
The crisis is the toughest in decades for the British, who are predicted to be the weakest of the major nations in 2023, with inflation rising sharply in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It starts with facing financial difficulties. From Russia.
Also, the years of internal division caused by the narrow vote for Brexit in 2016 and the composition of Britain itself at the request of the Scottish Independence Referendum. Following the threat to. , Second in 10 years.
Johnson's support evaporates during the most turbulent 24 hours of recent British political history, symbolized by Finance Minister Nadim Zahawi, who was only appointed to his post on Tuesday. And asked his boss to resign.
Zahawi and other ministers went to Downing Street on Wednesday night to inform Johnson that the match was over, with a senior representative of a non-government member of parliament.
Initially, Johnson refused to go and seemed ready to dig in, dismissing Michael Gove. authority.
One ally told The Sun that party rebels "must soak their hands in the blood" to get rid of Johnson.
However, by Thursday morning, a flood of resignations made it clear that his position was unsupportable.
"This is not sustainable, it only gets worse. For you, for the Conservatives, and most importantly for all countries," Zahawi said on Twitter. "You have to do the right thing and go now."
Some of the people left in the post, including Defense Minister Ben Wallace, have a duty to keep the country safe. He said he did so just for a reason.
The government was facing paralysis due to the resignation of so many ministers. Despite his imminent departure, Johnson began appointing a minister to a vacant post.
"It is our duty now to make sure that the people of this country have a functioning government," said the Cabinet Office, which oversees the administration of the government. Minister Michael Ellis said Congress.
From popularity to despair
Enthusiastic Johnson came to power almost three years ago, offering Brexit and relieving the fierce controversy following the 2016 referendum. I promised.
Since then, some conservatives have enthusiastically supported former journalists and the Mayor of London, while others have resorted to appealing to some voters who would normally reject the party. I supported him because I was able to do it.
It was confirmed in the December 2019 election. However, a militant and often chaotic approach to the rule of his administration and a series of scandals exhausted many of the goodwill of his parliamentarians while polls showed that he was no longer popular with the general public. I did.
The recent crisis is that Chris Pincher, a parliamentarian who played the role of government involved in the pastoral care, resigned on charges of groping for a man in a private membership club. I broke out after being forced to do so.
Johnson had to apologize after it was revealed that Pincher had been briefed to have been the subject of previous sexual misconduct complaints before appointing him. He said he had forgotten the prime minister.
This is an abomination to a noisy party in Downing Street dwellings and offices, which broke the COVID-19 blockade rule and was fined by police at a 56th birthday rally. Following months of scandals and failures, including reports.
Many Britons are fueled, with policy U-turns, the unlucky defense of lawmakers who broke the rules of lobbying, and criticism that he hasn't done enough to tackle inflation. I'm having a hard time dealing with the increase. Food price.
"It must have happened long ago," said Labor Starmer. "He was always unfit for the office. He is responsible for lies, scandals and fraud on an industrial scale."
(William James, Kylie MacLellan, Andrew MacAskill, Alistair Smout, William Additional reports by Schomberg, Muvija M, Farouq Suleiman, Sachin Ravikumar, written by Michael Holden and Elizabeth Piper, edited by Kate Holton, FrankJack Daniel, Toby Chopra and Mark Heinrich)