Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees to resign
By DANICA KIRKA, JILL LAWLESS and SYLVIA HUI Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally succumbed to political reality and agreed to resign after the latest ethics scandal around his leadership led some 50 senior lawmakers to quit the government.
Johnson had clung to power for two days, defiantly telling lawmakers on Wednesday that he had a "colossal mandate" from voters and intended to get on with the business of government.
But he was forced to concede defeat Thursday morning after two more members of his Cabinet quit and one of his closest allies, Treasury Chief Nadhim Zahawi, publicly told him to resign for the good of the country.
This news comes after the United Kingdom woke on Thursday morning to more than 50 members of government leaving their posts,including five cabinet ministers.