HNewsWire: Several places in the Bible there are references to worthless persons, in this case UK PM Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ,this seems to be a pattern throughout the great nation's, the elected officials have turned on the people. (Deut. 13:13; Judg. 19:22; 20:13; 1 Sam. 25:17; 1 Ki. 21:9-13; Prov. 6:12-14; 16:27; 19:28; Nah. 1:11). The term worthless translates the Hebrew בְּלִיָּעַל belial, which occurs 27 times in Scripture. The word means “Uselessness, wickedness”…good for nothing.
HNewsWire: Satan Soldier Boris Johnson announced his resignation as Prime Minister but refused to quit immediately, stating he would continue in office until a new Conservative Party leader is elected. After days of upheaval and huge resignations from his administration, the prime minister said in front of No. 10 Downing Street, "It is obviously today the decision of the parliamentary Conservative party that there should be a new leader for the Conservative party and hence a new prime minister."
Johnson, one of the most divisive British politicians in recent history, said the date of the leadership election will be revealed next week. Many Conservatives, including many former ministers, feel Johnson should resign immediately. "I could never serve under him under any circumstances," one stated.
"The herd instinct is enormous, and when it moves, it moves," BoJo said of his own political party, which abandoned him in record speed.
"Those are the breaks," Johnson said of his departure. His resignation will bring to a close a turbulent three years in government that included Britain's divorce from the EU, the horrors of Covid-19, the conflict in Ukraine, and a cost-of-living crisis, as well as his 2019 election triumph – the Conservatives' greatest result in over four decades.
Johnson had already begun to fill certain cabinet positions before to his speech, with Greg Clark scheduled to step in – temporarily — as levelling-up secretary. James Cleverly is the third education secretary to be appointed in as many days.
Johnson plans to meet with his hurriedly constructed temporary cabinet on Thursday afternoon in an effort to express his desire to preserve national stability.
Johnson's statement has triggered the start of the contest to follow him, with a slew of contenders set to declare their candidacy in the coming days. There is no apparent favorite.
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... and the straw that broke the camel's back was Boris Johnson's freshly appointed chancellor Nadhim Zahawi, who also called on BoJo to resign only one day after his appointment, writing, "Prime minister, you know in your heart what the correct thing to do is, and leave immediately." "The nation needs a government that is not just steady, but also honest."
Michelle Donelan, who took over as education secretary from Zahawi on Tuesday night, also resigned. "I see no way that you can stay in office, but without a legal process to dismiss you, it seems that the only option for those of us who remain in Cabinet to force your hand," she wrote.
That was the tipping point, and just minutes later, news broke that the scandal-plagued and extremely unpopular Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to resign, bringing to a close a turbulent three years in office marked by a succession of scandals that culminated in a rebellion of his own cabinet and parliamentary group, including a record number of cabinet resignations in a single day.
Johnson, 58, surrendered to the inevitable after members of his ministry, including Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, resigned in droves, as a growing number of Conservative MPs began public assaults on his judgment, leadership, and loyalty to the truth.
According to the Financial Times, during an 8.30 a.m. meeting, Johnson told Sir Graham Brady, head of the 1922 committee of Conservative backbench MPs, that he had resolved that he should resign in the interests of the party and the nation.
BoJo will leave a country embroiled in political and economic instability, rocked by scandal after scandal, and still bearing the strains of his single achievement, the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, as it faces increasing inflation, likely recession, and extensive strike action. The Conservatives are behind the major opposition Labour Party in the polls, their old reputation for corruption reignited under Johnson.
According to Bloomberg, Johnson intends to serve as caretaker prime minister until the Conservatives nominate a new leader in October. Whether or if his party permits him to serve that long, potential successors are already lined up. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, and the newly minted chancellor, Nadhim Zahawi, are among those who have left the cabinet, as have Sunak and ex-Health Minister Sajid Javid. The field is expected to grow.
According to the Financial Times, Johnson is likely to make a speech just after noon, in which he will proclaim his intention to serve as caretaker prime minister until the Conservative Party conference in October. He has already begun to fill several cabinet posts, with Greg Clark scheduled to serve as "leveling-up secretary" for the time being. However, a large number of Conservative MPs believe Johnson's position is untenable and want him to leave Downing Street as soon as possible.
Baroness "There's no chance he can continue on till October," former Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said. It's ridiculous to assume he can. Someone must seize this."
Johnson originally refused to resign, claiming that he had "a mandate" from the British people. He fired Michael Gove, one of the senior ministers who had counseled him to resign, and a Number 10 assistant referred to Gove as "a serpent."
As a result of the announcement, the pound rose 0.5 percent versus the dollar, from $1.193 to a high of $1.199 in a little relief bounce, as investors responded favourably to Johnson's likely retirement.
Finally, for those wondering who will be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Ladbrokes has Ben Wallace as the favorite to succeed Johnson. Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt are the second and third favorites, respectively.
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During a news conference in Toronto on Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that he is "banning" weapons.
Trudeau began by declaring his intention to "freeze" the Canadian gun market, without discriminating between pistols, shotguns, and rifles.
He then stated that his administration was considering "banning" all weapons.
"Whether it's our most recent actions on banning—sorry, freezing the market for weapons, which will begin to move us in the right way over the medium and long term," Trudeau added.