Wednesday, April 24

Day: July 8, 2022

When did Boris Johnson finally decide to quit?
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When did Boris Johnson finally decide to quit?

Boris Johnson embracing his family after making his resignation speech. On Thursday Downing Street shared pictures of Boris Johnson sharing a behind-closed-doors moment with his family and loyal ministers after giving a speech confirming he was stepping down as prime minister. The mood of the photos looked happy if not a little sombre but this is a stark change from the reportedly bitter and angry Johnson the night before. In his resignation speech, he appeared to show his resentment at being abandoned by his party accusing Westminster of herd instincts despite only being slightly behind in the polls. On Friday morning, it appeared that he was fighting on till the very end to maintain his premiership even if those around him knew he was doomed - and that the final blow was delivered ...