Johnson vows to remain as interim prime minister and urges him to resign immediately


Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned from Britain’s top office on Thursday and is under pressure to leave Downing Street immediately.

Johnson announced his resignation in front of 10 Downing Street at 12:30 pm local time and vowed to remain in office until a new Conservative leader was elected, as the resigning Prime Minister would normally do. rice field.

He also said he had appointed a new cabinet to replace those who resigned in the last three days.

However, many conservatives and opposition have called on Mr Johnson to hand over the reins to another interim leader.

Sir Kiel Starmer, the leader of the main opposition Labor Party, threatened to drive him out using a vote of no confidence in Congress unless Johnson resigned immediately.

Starmer, who told Westminster reporters before Johnson’s official announcement, said Johnson “needs to go completely.”

“Everything in this nonsense about clinging for months. He brought lies, fraud, and confusion to the country,” he said.

“The workforce is in the national interest,” said Starmer, saying that “it wasn’t worthy to be prime minister” was “blindly obvious for a very long time” and unless the Conservatives immediately expelled him. A vote of no confidence because the Prime Minister can’t keep clinging for months and months. “

Liberal Democratic Party leader Sir Ed Davy also said Johnson “must go today” and suggested that Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab should take over.

“It’s quite possible to have a provisional government, with a deputy prime minister, and a provisional cabinet could be appointed,” Davie told the BBC. Not suitable for leading our country. “

Colum Eastwood, the leader of the Social Democratic and Labor Party, also said Johnson “should leave the government now.”

Pressure also came from Johnson’s own government, and Secretary of Commerce Kwasi Kwaten suggested that the resigned prime minister should not be in office for too long.

“We now need new leaders as soon as we can. Those who can build new, wise and consistent economic approaches to rebuild trust, heal the country and help families.” The minister wrote on Twitter.

Aaron Bell, a Conservative member of Newcastle-under-Lime, is worried that Johnson may not be able to fill the vacancies of all ministers, so he prefers another interim prime minister to Sky News. Told.

“It’s clear that we’ve lost the party’s credibility, so it’s not appropriate to have anything other than proper caretaker control,” Johnson said.

According to the shared letter twitterFormer Prime Minister John Major addressed Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Tory Backbencher Commission in 1922, and Johnson said, “I have been in office longer than necessary to achieve a smooth transition to the government. Must not be. “

But not all Conservatives want Johnson to pack up today.

Veteran MP David Davis, who repeatedly asked Johnson to resign, warned his colleagues of the drastic move.

“My concern is to choose the easiest way through this change we have to make and there is a problem with all the ways we choose, but waiting for a new leader is a problem. “The least,” he said of BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program.

Robin Walker, one of many ministers resigning from the government, said it was a Conservative issue whether Johnson could remain the caretaker’s prime minister.

A total of 59 government ministers and assistant ministers have resigned since Tuesday after Johnson admitted his “mistake” in giving Chris Pincher a job of deputy leader for sexual misconduct.

Downing Street said last week that Johnson was unaware of previous formal complaints against Pincher, but this week he admitted that the Prime Minister had been informed of the investigation and had forgotten it.

It proved to be the last straw to flip the scale against Johnson, who barely survived a vote of no confidence in the party gate last month.

The exact date of the Party Leaders Contest is determined by the 1922 Committee and the Conservative Party Headquarters, where Conservatives and members play a decisive role in the election of the next leader.

In his announcement, Johnson said the timetable will be announced next week.

So far, Attorney General Surah Braverman and Congressman Steve Baker have indicated their intention to run.

According to a new snap vote by YouGov Defense Minister Ben Wallace, unnamed in the political drama, announced Thursday, is now a favorite among the Conservatives as a potential successor to Johnson.

Lily Chow


Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.