British PM Resigned

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday after dozens of his government ministers stepped down earlier this week, jumping ship as the U.K. leader was engulfed by...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the press outside Downing Street in central London on Thursday, July 7, 2022. (VX Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday after dozens of his government ministers stepped down earlier this week, jumping ship as the U.K. leader was engulfed by scandal, backlash over skyrocketing costs of living and other crises.

As the Associated Press summarized the situation, Johnson “managed to remain in power for almost three years, despite allegations that he was too close to party donors, that he protected supporters from bullying and corruption allegations, and that he misled Parliament and was dishonest to the public about government office parties that broke pandemic lockdown rules.”

“But recent disclosures that Johnson knew about sexual misconduct allegations against Chris Pincher, a Conservative lawmaker before he promoted Pincher to a senior position turned out to be the last straw,” the AP added.

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