By Africa Bazaar Staff Writer
July 7, 2022
In a modern real-life Shakespearian Macbeth’s fall from grace scandal that played out on a global political stage, British Prime minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation from office on Thursday, following a 36-hours vast revolt from his Conservative party that dealt a huge blow to his aplomb to continue to lead the nation’s politics for years.
The resignation, a sort of Karmic payback for the 58 years-old British politician who helped usher in his party’s populist agenda and Brexit, wrapped up a three-day of wide-scale exit by politicians from his Cabinet in which 50 ministers and senior government officials quit, immobilizing the government.
Johnson, who now joins a marked list of British Prime ministers forced to step down from their duty under pressure, tried to cling on to power but was ultimately force to vacate power when his cabinet members say they no longer have confidence in him as prime minister.
Prior to Johnson’s resignation news, all last four British Prime ministers, starting with Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May, have had to quit before the end of their terms.
Unapologetic and flanked by his wife, senior aides and remaining cabinet members, Johnson, who attempted to hold on to power and recently stated he intend to stay in office until 2030s, instead stood outside 10 Downing Street to announce he’s vacating his post.