Boris Johnson declares he will remain in government until new leader is found

James Baxter-Derrington
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Boris Johnson has declared he will remain as prime minister until a leadership election is completed but has resigned as Conservative party leader. In a speech given outside number 10, Johnson blamed the will of the parliamentary Conservative party for forcing him out and said a timetable for leadership campaign will be announced next week. Johnson said: "The herd instinct is powerful and when the herd moves, it moves." Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns He explained the reason he had fought to remain in place over the past couple of days was "not just because I wanted to do s...

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