Johnson’s Resignation Leaves the U.K. in Turmoil—and the EU on Edge

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to media outside 10 Downing Street in London, July 7, 2022 (AP photo by Alberto Pezzali).
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to media outside 10 Downing Street in London, July 7, 2022 (AP photo by Alberto Pezzali).
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After having survived months of seemingly unending controversies and scandals, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today that he is stepping down as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party. Until just days ago, Johnson appeared to be untouchable. But a sex scandal in which he was not personally involved led to new revelations of his having lied about what he knew and when, becoming the straw that broke the camel’s back. The big question for the Tories now is, Who will succeed Johnson as party leader and prime minister? Before Johnson’s resignation, the U.K. spent the better part of […]

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