Boris Johnson threw in the towel this Thursday , weakened by the departure of a large number of his loyal supporters, especially by the withdrawal of some key figures: Richie Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, his successor Nadhim Zahawi, Sajid Javid, the Minister of Health, and the Secretary of State for the Environment. Secretary of State for Children and Families, Will Quince, and Secretary of State for Transport, Laura Trott, all of whom are now welcoming BoJo's decision.
His mistake? Appointing Chris Pincher, accused of assaulting two men, with knowledge of the accusations. This comes on the heels of a difficult economic situation in the United Kingdom, hit by record inflation, and the now infamous partygate, ie when Number 10 organized illegal parties during lockdowns.
Boris Johnson tried for 24 hours to play his last card: he pretended to stay the course and rise above the criticism to keep his job, but faced with the extent of the disaffection, he finally folded and submitted his resignation.