British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is expected to resign as Conservative leader today, and thereafter, make a nation-wide broadcast reports BBC.
According to the report, the embattled prime minister plans to continue to serve as prime minister until the autumn to allow a Tory leadership contest to take place in the summer.
There has been a groundswell of calls for him to step down sooner, with some Tory MPs saying he must go now and it’s impossible for him to stay on
Meanwhile, more than 50 government ministers and aides have quit his cabinet.
Labour leader Keir Starmer, has welcomed Johnson’s impending resignation, saying the Conservatives have “inflicted chaos upon the country” during a cost of living crisis
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss – who has remained silent for days – is cutting short a foreign trip and returning to London
Nadhim Zahawi, this morning told Johnson he must “go now”, two days after being made chancellor
The New Education Secretary Michelle Donelan. and Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis, have resigned from cabinet
Evict Johnson today or he’ll cause carnage, Cummings warns
Meanwhile, Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s former right-hand man turned nemesis, has urged Conservatives to remove him as PM today, rather than let him stay as caretaker prime minister.
Johnson is set to resign as Conservative leader later today, but hopes to stay on until autumn on an interim basis while a successor is appointed.
But Cummings, who has consistently attacked Johnson since he was sacked from No 10 in November 2020, tweeted: “Evict TODAY, or he’ll cause CARNAGE.”
The ex-No 10 adviser added that deputy PM Dominic Raab. should become the interim PM by this evening.