Breaking news from The Telegraph: Boris to resign

July 7

Boris Johnson is resigning as leader of the Conservative Party and will make a statement to the nation later today.

Mr Johnson has spoken to Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, and agreed to stand down, a No 10 source said. 

A new Tory leader is expected to be in place by the time of the Conservative Party conference in October. 

A No 10 spokesman said that the PM “will make a statement to the country today” and the BBC reported it is likely to take place before lunchtime. 

The decision to step down comes after more than 50 Tory MPs quit the Government in a period of less than 48 hours. 

Mr Johnson had initially vowed to fight on despite mounting calls for him to quit and an ongoing wave of resignations.

The decision will leave a power vacuum at the top of the Conservative Party, with leadership contenders now expected to start declaring their candidacy in the coming days.

11 comments

  1. Personally I think it’s a tragedy. He delivered Brexit and saved the country from a putlerite regime led by JeremIRA CorbLenin.
    His big mistake was to hire Dominic Cummings as an advisor. It will soon become clear that Cummings engineered this treachery.
    The only good news is that whoever takes over will almost certainly continue Boris’s Ukraine policy. In fact it could become more hawkish if the Thatcheresque Liz Truss gets it. A front runner is Ben Wallace; an ex-military man who will also be a good friend of Ukraine.
    I will repost a piece about the execrable Cummings from last year.

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  2. It’s a sad time for the UK, Europe and Ukraine. I hope that the next PM will be as good a friend to Ukraine and the spirit of freedom as Boris Johnson was.

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  3. Putin’s speaker said that the British prime minister does not like the authorities of the Russian Federation very much, and they reciprocate, Prime writes .

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    Peskov also argued that the Russian authorities, first of all, monitor what is happening in their state.

    “As for Mr. Johnson himself, he doesn’t like us very much. We don’t like him either,” he said.

    Earlier media learned that Boris Johnson will resign as British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party.

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  4. A great loss on the world stage. I hear he will remain in place till his replacement is selected. I’m glad to hear some friends of Ukraine are in line for the position.

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