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Boris Johnson has agreed to resign from his position as Prime Minister.

A Number 10 spokesperson confirmed that the PM ‘will make a statement to the country today’.

Boris Johnson will resign as Conservative leader today and will continue as Prime Minister until autumn.

The PM has faced controversies and calls to step down for several months, from Partygate to Pincher.

He narrowly survived a no confidence vote last month after a year plagued by scandal.

His decision to step down comes after two days of huge resignations, including former Chancellor Rishi Sunak (the second-most senior person in government after Mr Johnson himself) and former health secretary Sajid Javid.

Both Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid resigned from their positions in a devastating blow to Boris Johnson.

At the time of writing, there have been 54 resignations.

The PM quickly recruited Nadhim Zahawi in the role of Chancellor, but the senior minister turned against him almost immediately.

A number of cabinet ministers met with Mr Johnson at Downing Street to tell him it was ‘time to go’.

Prime Minister: this is not sustainable and it will only get worse: for you, for the Conservative Party and most importantly of all the country. You must do the right thing and go now. pic.twitter.com/F2iKT1PhvC

— Nadhim Zahawi (@nadhimzahawi) July 7, 2022

Mr Zahawi today published an open letter which stated: “My number one priority has and always will be this great country. When asked to become Chancellor, I did it out of loyalty. Not to a man, but loyalty to this country and all it has given me.

“The challenges Britain faces, be it inflation or Putin’s war in Ukraine, will not pause for anything, and it is vital that the major offices of state continue to function through a national crisis. If people have thought poorly of me for that decision, it is criticism I am willing to shoulder.

“Yesterday, I made clear to the Prime Minister alongside my colleagues in No10 that there was only one direction where this was going, and that he should leave with dignity. Out of respect, and in the hopes that he would listen to an old friend of 30 years, I kept this counsel private.

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“I am heartbroken that he hasn’t listened and that he is now undermining the incredible achievements of this Government at this late hour. No one will forget getting Brexit done, keeping a dangerous antisemite out of No10, our handling of covid and our support for Ukraine in its hour of need.

“But the country deserves a Government that is not only stable, but which acts with integrity.
Prime Minister, you know in your heart what the right thing to do is, and go now.”

A No 10 source says Boris Johnson has spoken to Tory 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady and agreed to resign.

He will stay in the position for now, but a new party leader will be appointed by the time of the party conference in October.

This is breaking news story. More to follow.

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