In remarks made outside of 10 Downing Street, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his immediate resignation as Conservative Party leader after recent scandals led to a wave of resignations from his top officials. He said he is also resigning as prime minister, but will hold the post until a successor is in place. In the resignation speech, Johnson highlighted his achievements during his three-year tenure, including "getting Brexit done," his pandemic response and his handling of the war in Ukraine. Still, he said, "It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader." "I want to tell you how sorry I am to be giving up the best job in the world," Johnson said to a crowd. "But them's the breaks."
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