Finally, after weeks of dereliction of duty lying on a beach in Greece and, most recently, conducting a farewell tour (yes you read that right), the law breaking liar Johnson has resigned. I so wish that I could relish the moment, but the incoming prime minister is scarcely an improvemnent. In addition, Johnson's mendacity, corruption, and utter denial that he done anything wrong have, perhaps permanently, undermined the office of prime minister and tarnished the institutions of government in this country.
Johnson gave an utterly contemptable resignation speech. It essentially boiled down to yet more denial and his utter failure to comprehend that he has done anything wrong. Just as on the day when he was forced to announce that he would be resigning a couple of months back, it was all everyone else's fault that he has had to resign. He has done everything right and he can neither accept nor understand why he has been removed.
He also had the temerity to claim that the rules had been changed to faciliate his removal! Just as was the case with the £350 million for the NHS on that red bus of his during the Brext campaign, the incorrect references to non-existent EU regulations, and to the fact that he was ambushed by a cake (to give just three examples of his lies), this is total fiction. The rules for removing prime ministers and Conservative party leaders have not changed at all. A liar from start to finish and a man who has no concept of the truth whatsoever. If you can stomach it, his appalling speech is here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-62804887
(N.B. there are plenty more lies in the speech too, but I'll leave you all to play spot the lies).
His true legacy goes far beyond trashing the office of prime minister and public institutions though. The lie that is Brexit continues to destroy the United Kingdom and his behaviour having been endorsed by the Conservative Party, much of the printed media, and many of Conservative party members, means that successors can just behave in the same way. Liz Truss has already done so by casually cancelling a major interview with the BBC at the last minute because she was 'too busy', yet she has had plenty of time to insult the president of France and to go around playing to favourable Conservative Party member crowds at hustings. The quality of democracy in this country has never been so low. This excellent video sums up his true legacy: Johnson’s legacy: he got the big calls wrong - YouTube
All of this begs the question, where on earth does the United Kingdom go from here? I do not see anything getter better. Truss is another person who states what she thinks her audience wants to hear and is without principals. She is also advocating incredibly ineffective policies to address the challenges that the UK faces and continuing to peddle the Brexit lie. The situation is truly dire and I see no light at the end of the tunnel.