British PM Boris Johnson resigns as Conservative leader

British PM Boris Johnson resigns as Conservative leader
Outgoing British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. [Courtesy]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ha finally resigned as Conservative Party leader after days of speculation.

Johnson whose second term has been dogged by controversy after violating Covid-9 lockdown protocol two years ago officially resigned Thursday, June 7, though he will continue to serve as PM until the party chooses his successor.

Resignation as Conservative party leader technically means that Johnson will have no control of the house that enjoys the majority seats in the House.

While some Tory MPs wanted him out “now”, Labour Party plans to bring on a vote of no confidence which means he will definitely lose as he no longer enjoys the majority support.

Speaking on a televised ceremony, Jonson said a “herd instinct” at Westminster rejected his bid to stay on as party leader.