7 Jul, 2022 @ 14:39
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How Boris Johnson’s resignation is being reported in the Spanish media

Boris Johnson Resignation
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, watched by wife Carrie Johnson (far left holding daughter Romy), reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, formally resigning as Conservative Party leader after ministers and MPs made clear his position was untenable. He will remain as Prime Minister until a successor is in place. Picture date: Thursday July 7, 2022.

SPANISH media has dedicated the front pages of their websites to Boris Johnson’s resignation on Thursday July 7 morning.

The British Prime Minister looked to be attempting to cling on to power, despite a record number of resignations in one day.

However, struggling to fill so many vacant spaces thanks to mass resignations, his position became untenable.

The headline in the most read newspaper in Spain, El País, reads ‘Boris Johnson: The end of the Brexit wizard’s getaway.’

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Boris Johnson resigns. Image El Pais website

His premiership as Prime Minister of the UK is described in El Pais article as lacking logical decision making.

They say many of his previous scandals would have brought down another Prime Minister much earlier, yet he managed to somehow remain in the post – until today.

The oldest newspaper in Spain, El Mundo, splashed with: ‘Boris Johnson a pain for Queen Elizabeth’ after speculation he would quit the Tory party but try to remain Prime Minister.

The Spanish newspaper Publico was particularly critical of Johnson, writing: ‘From Brexit to Downing Street parties: the sad legacy of a ‘hooligan’ named Boris Johnson’.

The broadcaster Cadena Ser was more pithy, simply writing: ‘Boris Johnson falls.’


Jorge Hinojosa

Jorge Hinojosa Mena was born and bred in Madrid before moving to the UK to study. After an undergraduate degree in Manchester, he completed an MA in International Journalism at City. He has worked in radio and for Spain’s Efe news agency before joining the Olive Press in March 2022. Contact: [email protected]

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