© Reuters. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a meeting with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, at 10 Downing Street, London, Britain, June 13, 2022. Aaron Chown / Pool via REUTERS
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will step down on Thursday.
Here are some reactions:
KEY LEADER, LEADERSHIP LEADER OF OPPORTUNITY
“Boris Johnson’s resignation as Prime Minister is good news for the country.
“But it should have happened a long time ago. He was always unfit for office. He was held accountable for lies, scandals and fraud on an industrial scale.”
JUSTIN TOMLINSON, VP OF CONSERVATIONS
“I’m Team Boris, as GE (the general election) has shown he is our star player, the bridge between traditional political divisions. There were ups and downs, but he pushed on. social mobility and opportunity.
“His resignation is inevitable. As a Party, we must quickly unite and focus on the important things. This is a critical time on many fronts.”
KWASI KWARTENG, MINISTRY OF BUSINESS
“What a terrible situation. So much unnecessary damage has been done.
“Now we need a new Leader as soon as possible. Someone who can rebuild trust, heal the country and devise a new, rational and consistent economic approach to help families. family.
“The wheels of Government must continue in the meantime.”
NICK GIBB, CONSERVATION ASSOCIATE AND MINISTER
“Just like resigning as Party leader, the Prime Minister has to resign. After losing so many ministers, he has lost the trust and authority necessary to continue. We need a powerful Prime Minister who is not a prime minister. as the leadership candidate to stabilize the government while the new leader is elected.”
GEORGE FREEMAN, CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION AND MINISTRY OF FORMULA
“We need ministers back to their desks.
“Now that the Prime Minister has finally done the good work he needs to hand over the seal of office, apologizing to the Queen, allowing her to appoint a Caregiver the Ministers can serve, so that the Party Conservatives can reasonably choose a new leader.”
SENIOR CONSERVATION LAWARDS
“Basically relief. And also sadness over a missed opportunity. A man ruined by his own fundamental flaws.”
RUTH DAVIDSON, MEMBER OF LORDS HOUSE AND MODEL HOUSE LEADER
“There’s no way he can continue until October. It’s absurd to think he can.
NICOLA STURGEON, FIRST MINISTER
“There will be a widespread sense of relief that the chaos of the past few days (actually months) will be over, although the notion of Boris Johnson remaining Prime Minister until the autumn seems far-fetched. thought and certainly not sustainable?”
MICHELLE O’NEILL, LEADER OF SINN FEIN IN NORTH IRELAND
“It is absurd that people here have been subjected to Boris Johnson’s submission for any length of time. really without our friends.”