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The downfall of Boris Johnson

12 mins | Jul 11, 2022
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Welcome back to Wake Up with Curio! We're really excited to bring you our revamped show. Every morning journalist Paula Akpan will help you go beyond catchy headlines, and get valuable insights on a recent story from two angles, followed by a helpful life hack to keep the positivity flowing. In today's episode... Boris Johnson has resigned as the leader of the Conservative Party and will presumably continue as the UK's caretaker Prime Minister until a new party leader is elected in October. Johnson's announcement came after key cabinet members left their posts, arguing that things in government were morally and practically unsustainable. For many, both within the party and in the general public, the resignation doesn't come as a surprise given the recent run of scandals in Johnson's premiership; however, some still see it as an ill-timed and unnecessary distraction given the current conflict in Ukraine and rising inflation. You can listen to "Johnson incites more chaos after wounding confidence vote" from Bloomberg on Curio; just search for it on the app.