Boris Johnson announced his resignation after he accepted that he no longer had the support of his party. Jonathan Freedland describes a man brought down by his own failings

Boris Johnson finally accepted the inevitable on Thursday morning and announced that his premiership was over: he would resign as prime minister but stay on in a caretaker role until his replacement was decided by the Conservative party.

It marked the end of a chaotic political career which saw him spearhead the Brexit referendum victory in 2016 and follow it up with a thumping election win as prime minister in 2019. But as Jonathan Freedland tells Nosheen Iqbal, his short time in office was marked by scandal and crisis in nearly equal measure.

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