After almost 48 hours of ministerial and MP resignations-over 50, the most in history in so short a time-Boris Johnson’s digging his heels in has ended with his feet slipping from underneath and accepting what was blindly obvious to many for week: it’s time to go. He’s just announced his stepping down as Tory Party leader and PM, but wanting to stay out till a new leader is appointed. He may not get that wish, as matters aren’t wholly in his control.
Many of his allies have been pleading with him to go, but he didn’t bite that bullet, immediately.
As he said, “Them’s the breaks.”
Let the leadership race begin.