BORIS JOHNSON is set to resign as UK Prime Minister “imminently” following days of outrage from MPs.
The PM will “make a statement to the country” today, a Downing Street spokesman said this morning.
An official in No.10 confirmed Mr Johnson would announce his resignation later. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made.
In an assassination with echoes of Margaret Thatcher’s removal, several Cabinet members lined up in No10 to demand Boris Johnson quits.
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Keir Starmer says it is ‘good news’
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said it was “good news” that Boris Johnson is resigning but added that “we don’t need to change the Tory at the top – we need a proper change of government”.
Statement will be made today
A spokesperson for Mr Johnson said: “The Prime Minister will make a statement to the country today.”
The Sun understands the PM will stay in post until October, at which point he will conduct an “orderly handover”.
Boris set to resign
BORIS Johnson will RESIGN today after a brutal Cabinet coup and flood of Tory resignations imploded his premiership.
The PM will tell the nation that he is quitting and a new Tory leader will be in post by party conference in October.