Reports from the United Kingdom say British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has agreed to step down. The Guardian says Johnson agreed to step but wants the transition to wait to October.
The development is coming on the heel of immense pressure being mounted on the estranged Prime Minister to resign follow the resignation of over 30 of his ministers and other aides. The resignation floodgate teed off on Tuesday with the resignation of Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, who stated that he had lost confidence in the Prime Minister.
In a near quick succession, at least 32 other government officials, including Trade Envoy to Morocco, Andrew Murrison; Conservative Party Vice-Chair, Bim Afolami; PPS-Northern Ireland, Jonathan Gullis; PPS-Health and Social Care, Sagib Bhatti and PPS-Transport, Nicola Richards, have also resigned for similar reasons.
Others are PPS-Wales, Virginia Crosbie; Trade envoy to Kenya, Theo Clarke; Solicitor General, Alex Chalk; Education Minister, Robin Walker; PPS-Business, Felicity Buchan; Economic Secretary to Treasury, John Glen; Justice Minister, Victoria Atkins;
Environment minister, Jo Churchill; rew, Housing minister, Stuart And; PDP’s-Treasury, Claire Coutinho; PDP’s-Education, David Johnston; PDP’s-Treasury, Selaine Saxby and Equalities Minister, Kemi Badenoch.
Minister DFE, Alex Burghart; Minister DCMS, Julia Lopez; Minister at Levelling UP, Neil O’Brien; Minister for industry, Lee Rowley; Employment Minister, Mims Davies; PPS-Levelling Up, Duncan Baker, Housing and Communities; Rachael Maclean, Home Office minister; Export Minister, Mike Freer; OSS-Business, Felicity Buchan; Energy and Industrial Strategy; PSS-Business, Mark Fletcher; OSS-Education, Sara Britcliffe and PPS-Scotland Office, Ruth Edwards.
Others are waiting on the wings to resign if the Prime Minister fails to throw in the towel on Thursday.