Shadow chancellor Angela Rayner told the Commons Prime Minister Boris Johnson was “always unfit for office” on July 7, as reports indicated Johnson was preparing to resign as party leader, but hoping to stay on as PM until the autumn.
Referring to Johnson’s reported intention to stay as caretaker, Rayner asked, “How many more months of chaos does this country have to endure?”
“Who on earth will join the Prime Minister’s government now? How will a half-empty cabinet run the country until October?”
It was reported on Thursday morning that Johnson would resign, despite declaring on Wednesday that he would stay in the post.
Fifty-nine Conservative MPs, including former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid, have resigned since Tuesday evening. Credit: parliamentlive.tv via Storyful