British PM Johnson resigns

Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday amid a mass revolt by top members of his government. His tenure was marked by controversy.

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July 7, 2022 - 3:07 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London. (Henry Nicholls/Pool/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday amid a mass revolt by top members of his government, marking an end to three tumultuous years in power in which he brazenly bent and sometimes broke the rules of British politics.

Months of defiance ended almost with a shrug as Johnson stood outside No. 10 Downing St. and conceded that his party wanted him gone.

“Them’s the breaks,” he said.

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