Yesterday, Boris Johnson finally stepped down as leader of the UK Conservative party and will stop being Prime Minister as soon as a new leader is chosen.

Johnson’s time in office has been full of scandals – so it doesn’t really come as a surprise that he has resigned.

However, some of the vocabulary around political resignations can be a little confusing! Here are some useful words and phrases to help you understand and talk about Boris Johnson’s resignation!


Vocabulary

Prime Minister

Prime Minister (Vocabulary) with definition and example sentence.

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Prime Minister (vocabulary)

Cabinet

Cabinet (Vocabulary) with definition and example sentence.

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Cabinet (vocabulary)

Minister

Minister (Vocabulary) with definition and example sentence.

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Minister (vocabulary)

Resignation/Step Down

Resignation/Step Down (Vocabulary) with definition and example sentence.

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Resignation/Step Down (vocabulary)

Scandal

Scandal (Vocabulary) with definition and example sentence.

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Scandal (vocabulary)

Backbench

Backbench (Vocabulary) with definition and example sentence.

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Backbench (vocabulary)

Tory

Tory (Vocabulary) with definition and example sentence.

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Tory (vocabulary)

10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street (Vocabulary) with definition and example sentence.

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10 Downing Street (vocabulary)

What do you think about Boris Johnson’s resignation?

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