Boris Johnson quits as UK PM

More than 50 ministers have quit the UK government since Tuesday while dozens in his Conservative Party are in open revolt

Boris Johnson stepped down as Britain’s Prime Minister on Thursday after a flurry
of resignations from his cabinet ministers. He also quit the post of Conservative
Party leader.

More than 50 ministers have quit the UK government since Tuesday while dozens
in his Conservative Party are in open revolt.

Boris scrambled to gain the trust of the people after a report released in May 2022
revealed that 16 gatherings were held at Johnson’s home and office and other
government offices between May 2020 and April 2021. The report details
instances of excessive drinking among some of Johnson’s staff, at a time when
millions of people were unable to see friends and family.

In June, as many as 54 Conservative MPs submitted letters to Graham Brady, the
chair of the 1922 Committee - a group of backbenchers, saying they've lost
confidence in their leader. This was followed by a no-confidence vote in the
parliament on June 6.

The latest scandal saw Boris Johnson hit by allegations that he failed to come
clean about lawmaker Chris Pincher. Two of Johnson’s most senior Cabinet
ministers, Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid, quit the
government on July 5 after Johnson was forced to acknowledge that he changed
his story on the way he handled the allegations against Pincher.

Their leave precipitated the current crisis that has gripped Johnson and the Tory
government.

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