Boris Johnson finally resigns, leaving a nation mired in political and economic uncertainty

Britain’s Prime Minister suffers a humiliating end to his tenure but wants to stay as caretaker until October, when a new Tory leader will be in place

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the nation as he announces his resignation outside 10 Downing Street on July 7, 2022 in London, England. After a turbulent term in office, Boris Johnson will resign from his roles as Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister after coming under pressure from his party. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

Boris Johnson said he will resign as UK prime minister, bringing the curtain down on a tempestuous three years in office marred by a succession of scandals that culminated in the rebellion of his own cabinet and parliamentary group.

Johnson, 58, bowed to the inevitable after the mass resignation of members of his government, including Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, as a mounting number of Conservative MPs launched excoriating public attacks on his judgement, ...