Boris Johnson has survived a Tory revolt over aid cuts which saw his predecessor Theresa May warn that some of the world’s poorest will die as a result of the slashed spending.MPs voted by a majority of 35 to back the reduced level of aid funding and a new test which critics have warned could mean spending never returns to its target of 0.7% of gross national income.The Prime Minister opened the crunch Commons debate on the decision to cut funding for official development assistance (ODA) from that 0.7% target to 0.5%.
Boris Johnson has only a few months left as leader of the Conservative party.
His resignation means an election within the Tory party will soon be underway to choose the next British prime minister.
But with so many developments in recent months, and even days, the front-runners for the top job have changed too. Report by Braybrooks. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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Boris Johnson Resigns , As British Prime Minister.
Johnson's July 7 resignation announcement comes a day after two of his top Conservative ministers also resigned.
It also comes less than a month after Johnson
survived a vote of confidence called in Parliament
by members of his own Conservative Party.
In his remarks, Johnson offered no apology for the
myriad of scandals that have plagued his government.
Today I have appointed a cabinet to serve, as I will, until a new leader is in place, Boris Johnson, via Reuters.
I know that there will be many people who are relieved and perhaps quite a few who will also be disappointed. , Boris Johnson, via Reuters.
And I want you to know how sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world. , Boris Johnson, via Reuters.
But them's the breaks, Boris Johnson, via Reuters.
Calls for Johnson's resignation were powerful from the Labor Party, the main opposition party to Johnson's Conservative Party.
We can't go on with this prime minister clinging on for months and months to come, Keir Starmer, Labour Party Leader, via Reuters.
But they were equally as bold from the Conservative Party, including from several high-profile ministers,
many of whom have resigned in recent weeks.
You must do the right thing
and go now, Nadhim Zahawi, U.K. Finance Minister,
In his brief remarks,
that no one in politics
I regret not to have been successful in those arguments. And of course, it's painful not to be able to see through so many ideas and projects myself, Boris Johnson, via Reuters.
But as we've seen at Westminster the herd instinct is powerful - when the herd moves, it moves and, my friends, in politics no one is remotely indispensable, Boris Johnson, via Reuters
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