Boris Johnson statement time: When the Prime Minister will announce his resignation

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Boris Johnson will resign today after nearly three days of ministerial departures, with 57 Government members having sent their letters. Those letters, both from Cabinet and junior ministers, have sent the Johnson administration to its death throes, as the Prime Minister was left without the staff necessary to run the country. He will make a statement confirming his move to the millions of people he claimed had handed him a mandate. 

Downing Street confirmed the move after rumours this morning in a brief statement that committed him to an announcement today.  

A spokesman said: “The prime minister will make a statement to the country today.”

As he prepares to leave today, he will follow his predecessor Theresa May’s emotional statement in 2019 with one of his own.

He is expected to arrive at the Number 10 lectern within the next few hours. 

The Guardian’s political correspondent Andrew Sparrow has said that announcement could come “before lunchtime”. 

Beth Rigby, Sky News’ political editor, said the statement may come “some time this morning”.

But she conceded there is no official word on the time he will arrive at the lectern, with Number 10 yet to confirm. 

As people wait, people are questioning whether when the Prime Minister has delivered that statement, he will walk back into his office for another few months. 

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