After what feels like years of blunders, off-colour jokes and embarrassing moments, Boris Johnson has finally resigned from the cabinet, allowing his many critics to take a deep sigh of relief.
Somewhat bizarrely, Johnson scheduled a resignation speech in the House of Commons a week after he resigned as foreign secretary. It seems Theresa May was right when she wearily exclaimed “Boris is Boris” as a faint defence last year.
In his speech, Johnson was critical of May’s approach to Brexit, calling her newly unveiled plan “miserable”. He also implored his colleagues and voters to “believe in this country and what it can do”, before asserting that there was still time to “save” Brexit.
In such divided times, there is perhaps no figure, other than Trump, who is more divisive than Johnson. Naturally, given the politically polarised times we’re living in, reactions to his resignation speech were split between adoration and condemnation. But it's fair to say the later prevailed, with his critics responding in brutal fashion to the speech.