People Call For Woman To Be Elected To Number 10 After Response To Boris Johnson Resigning
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People think a woman should become the next prime minister following her iconic interview on BBC News. Have a look:
Yesterday (7 July), Boris Johnson finally offered his resignation as the leader of the Conservative Party and the country.
Over the past few days, pressure had been building on the 58-year-old to step down after yet another scandal.
Following the announcement, reporters around the country got out to see what the public thought about it all and one woman's response left some feeling that she should throw her hat into the ring to become the next PM.
Speaking to the BBC in Darlington, she said that she wasn't even aware he had quit but was happy he'd decided to go.
"I didn't even know he's resigned, I've just finished work, so... well, that's a bit of good news, I suppose, isn't it?" she told the channel.
Sharing a clip of the interview, one user joked that she should be given the keys to Downing Street immediately.
"Get her in Number 10 now," they said.
Get her in number 10 NOW pic.twitter.com/58EBNVfBJK— Harrison Brocklehurst (@harrisonjbrock) July 7, 2022
Praising the woman, another user commented: "Iconic queen."
"New queen just dropped," put a third, with another adding: "She's an icon, she's a legend and she IS the moment."
Johnson's resignation came after it was revealed that he had previously been made aware of allegations of impropriety made against Tory MP Chris Pincher back in 2019.
Pincher, who Johnson promoted to the role of deputy chief whip earlier this year, resigned last week after he was accused of groping two men at the Carlton Club in London last month.
On Monday (4 July), it emerged that he had previously been investigated over similar conduct.
At first, Johnson denied knowing about the claims. However, a spokesperson later confirmed that Johnson had been briefed about the complaint three years ago.
Johnson later apologised for appointing Pincher, saying it 'was a mistake', and admitted that it was 'in hindsight the wrong thing to do'.
He said: "The complaint was cleared up, he apologised. It was raised with me, I was briefed on what had happened and if I had my time again I'd think back on it and I'd realise he wasn't going to learn a lesson and he wasn't going to change."
The news led to a host of resignations from Johnson's government, the first being chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javid, who both quit on Tuesday (5 July).