British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly set to step down following a string of controversies that raised questions about his leadership.

According to an official spokesperson, Johnson will make an announcement on Thursday per a report from the Post.

The 58-year-old leader found himself embroiled in several controversies that included the “Partygate” lockdown scandal as well as the cost of living crisis. Other than these, Johnson also found himself in the hot seat for alleged sexual misconduct among his top leaders.

And while Johnson reportedly plans to step down, he will remain in office until a new Prime Minister is installed, possibly in the fall if his party allows him.

When word got out that Johnson was stepping down, the development saw several personalities welcome the move. One of them was UK Labor leader Keir Starmer who said that they need a fresh start.

“It is good news for the country that Boris Johnson has resigned as Prime Minister. But it should have happened long ago. He was always unfit for office,” Starmer said in a statement.

There were allegedly more than 50 ministers and aides who turned in their resignations in less than 48 hours. Some reportedly felt that Johnson was unfit to lead following a string of scandals.

The number of resignations is the largest under any British leader in office.

Also welcoming the news of Johnson’s planned resignation was First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon.

“There will be a widespread sense of relief that the chaos of the last few days (indeed months) will come to an end, though notion of Boris Johnson staying on as PM until autumn seems far from ideal, and surely not sustainable?” she posted on Twitter.

“Boris Johnson was always manifestly unfit to be PM and the Tories should never have elected him leader or sustained him in office for as long as they have. But the problems run much deeper than one individual. The Westminster system is broken,” Sturgeon added.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for PMQ's on March 25, 2020 in London, England. British parliament will be suspended tonight due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. It had previously been scheduled to break for Easter on March 31; it will tentatively sit again on April 21. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to at least 182 countries, claiming over 18,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. Peter Summers/Getty Images

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