Johnson agrees to resign, but is bullish in speech outside No. 10 Downing St.

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Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally resigned as his grip on power crumbled in the face of heavy pressure from lawmakers in his own party. In a somewhat defiant speech, Johnson spoke of "the herd instinct" of British politics and made no apology for the scandal-ridden period of his premiership.

His resignation caps a remarkable political career filled with highs, lows and many memorable moments.

NPR's London correspondent Frank Langfitt joins us.

This segment aired on July 7, 2022.


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