Boris Johnson resignation reader reaction: “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t”

Yesterday Boris Johnson confirmed he will be resigning as Prime Minister after nearly three years of governing the country.
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He said it was “clearly the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader” and that he was “immensely proud of the achievements of this government.”

He added that he had tried to persuade his Cabinet that it would be “eccentric” to change Prime Minister now but “I regret not to have been successful in those arguments”.

Here is a mixed selection of what Post readers had to say:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street, formally resigning as Conservative Party leaderPrime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street, formally resigning as Conservative Party leader
Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street, formally resigning as Conservative Party leader
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Penny Brown: “I am sad because the rest of them are rubbish."

Shein Zloch: “Glad he has gone.”

Ian Beesley: “Who cares nothing will change.”

Sharon Sweeney: “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.”

A wax figure of Boris Johnson appeared outside a job centre in Blackpool this weekA wax figure of Boris Johnson appeared outside a job centre in Blackpool this week
A wax figure of Boris Johnson appeared outside a job centre in Blackpool this week

Tom Cox: “Sooner the better get him evicted.”

Jim Martin: “Nothing will change 100%”

Eilis Worsley: “Sad.”

Phil Graham: “He should've gone a year ago.”

Martin James Clark: “He should not have resigned he should have called a general election and let the public decide.”

Jean Lord: “The only man there who didn't have a hidden agenda. He had reached the top the rest all clawing to get where he was no matter how.”

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Helen Birtwistle: “He got it wrong. Sometimes. He got it right. Sometimes. I'm not judging him or anyone else who takes on the job of government, they're human like the rest of us.”

Glynis Finley: “What about the rest?”

Tony Charnock: “Johnson and his government should have been on the ball from the start of COVID due to what was happening in other countries but they procrastinated and delayed making those tough decisions.”

Andy Evans: “A man who stood up for this country and whoever gets in will be worse and I'm neutral, backstabbers the lot.”

Jeanne Mcdonald: “Sad. The witch hunt was right at the start. Remainers look who is against him, speaks for itself.”

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Jake Thompson: “There is no one good enough to replace him.”

Joan Hambleton: “Back stabbers the lot of them I'll never vote again.”

Louise Foster: “Lies, dishonest, no integrity. Wouldn’t have him as a friend let alone my PM, leading our country.”

Lesley Molyneux: “Good riddance.”