UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns after mutiny in his party
By Jack Guy, Luke McGee and Ivana Kottasová, CNN
Updated 1:39 PM EDT, Thu July 07, 2022
London(CNN)Boris Johnson’s turbulent tenure as Britain’s Prime Minister came to an end Thursday after a historic party revolt over a series of ethics scandals forced him to step down.
It took the resignation of nearly 60 members of his government — almost half the payroll — for Johnson to finally abandon his attempts to cling on to power. Even then, the Prime Minister insisted that he would continue as caretaker leader while the Conservative Party launches the process of choosing a successor.
Some senior figures in his party say even that will be unsustainable, given the dwindling number of people willing to work for him.
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