BREAKING: UK PM Boris Johnson resigns

After hinting that he would resign earlier today, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has now announced his resignation.

In his resignation statement, Johnson said. it is painful not to see many of his projects to the end.

Looking back into his history, Boris Johnson became Prime Minister on 24 July 2019. He was previously Foreign Secretary from 13 July 2016 to 9 July 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in May 2015. Previously he was the MP for Henley from June 2001 to June 2008.

Earlier today, Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi called for Boris Johnson to resign, less than 48 hours after taking on his new role.

Mr Zahawi warned that the Prime Minister was “undermining the incredible achievements of this Government at this late hour.”

Mr Johnson is now understood to have agreed to resign. In a statement shared on social media, Mr Zahawi argued that “the country deserves a Government that is not only stable but which acts with integrity.”

He added: “Prime Minister, you know in your heart what the right thing to do is, and go now.”

Mr Zahawi, who was promoted from Education Secretary on Tuesday, said that he had previously “made clear” to the Prime Minister that he “should leave with dignity”, but had chosen to keep the advice private out of respect.

It marks a significant shift in Mr Zahawi’s public position since yesterday morning, when he insisted that there was “no vacancy” for the job of Tory leader.

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