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06-2022

Reaction to Johnson’s announcement: Resignation seems inadequate

LONDON ( Associated Press) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Thursday that he is resigning immediately as leader of the Conservative Party, although he will remain prime minister until the party chooses his successor. Here are some reactions from political figures in the UK and around the world:

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“The proposal that the prime minister remain in office – for three months – after losing the support of his cabinet, his government and his parliamentary party is unwise and could be untenable.” -John Major, former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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“I’m not sure anyone can look at Boris Johnson and conclude that he’s really capable of behaving like an interim prime minister. It would like to do things, and in the process it’s undoubtedly the first. will create more chaos in comparison.” -Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Prime Minister.

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Dominic Cummings, Johnson’s former adviser, tweeted: “Should he be evicted today or he will cause genocide, he is still staying and will try to stay.”

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“It has to be fully known. He has spread lies, fraud and anarchy in the country… Obviously he does not deserve to be prime minister. It has been clearly evident for a long, long time.” – Keir Starmer, leader of the opposition Labor Party.

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“Boris Johnson’s departure opens a new page in relations with the United Kingdom. Be more constructive, be more respectful of commitments, especially with regard to peace and stability in Northern Ireland, and be friendlier to EU partners,” Former EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tweeted.

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“Finally. End an indecent show. Boris Johnson only cared about maintaining power and his own ego…

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“It is clear to all that liberal regimes are facing a deep political, ideological and economic crisis. Britain’s state of mid-decay is a matter of concern. Loss of control, chaos, decline, is how experts describe it.” Huh.” – Maria Zakharova, Spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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“As for Mr. Johnson, he dislikes us very much. We don’t like it either.” – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

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