Thursday 7 July 2022 02:21 PM Woman whose father died of Covid is among crowds outside Downing Street trends now

Thursday 7 July 2022 02:21 PM Woman whose father died of Covid is among crowds outside Downing Street trends now
Thursday 7 July 2022 02:21 PM Woman whose father died of Covid is among crowds outside Downing Street trends now

Thursday 7 July 2022 02:21 PM Woman whose father died of Covid is among crowds outside Downing Street trends now

A woman whose father died of Covid was among the crowds of people outside Downing Street cheering the departure of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister today.

Hundreds gathered behind the gates to witness the outgoing premier's speech from a distance - less than three years after he took the keys to No10 from Theresa May.

One of these included a woman holding a picture of her late father, having lost him during the coronavirus pandemic, during with Mr Johnson was in charge. 

The vast majority in attendance appeared to be celebrating the PM's exit, with only a handful of supporters there still behind him.

The huddle of MPs and aides inside the gates was somewhat dwarfed by the huge numbers outside, booing and jeering as he gave his address.

One of the demonstrators waiting outside Downing Street was holding a placard reading: 'Get your Johnson out of our democracy'.

While walking away, one of Mr Johnson's arch loyalists, Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns turned and shouted at the unimpressed crowd: 'Those who laugh last, laugh the loudest...wait and see.' 

Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray was also spotted outside, carrying his loudspeaker, which he had used throughout the morning in Westminster.

The activist once again blared out 'Bye Bye Boris', his modified rendition of Bay City Rollers classic, 'Bye Bye Baby', having earlier interrupted a live TV broadcast with the Benny Hill theme tune.

A woman whose father died of Covid was among the crowds of people outside Downing Street cheering the departure of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister today

A woman whose father died of Covid was among the crowds of people outside Downing Street cheering the departure of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister today

Hundreds gathered behind the gates to witness the outgoing premier's speech from a distance - less than three years after he took the keys to No10 from Theresa May

Hundreds gathered behind the gates to witness the outgoing premier's speech from a distance - less than three years after he took the keys to No10 from Theresa May

The huddle of Mr Johnson's supporters inside the gates - including wife Carrie and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries - was somewhat dwarfed by the huge numbers outside

The huddle of Mr Johnson's supporters inside the gates - including wife Carrie and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries - was somewhat dwarfed by the huge numbers outside

The vast majority in attendance appeared to be celebrating Mr Johnson's exit, with only a handful of supporters there still behind him

The vast majority in attendance appeared to be celebrating Mr Johnson's exit, with only a handful of supporters there still behind him

A mass of largely angry crowds of hundreds booed and jeered his departure and could just glimpse him from above the heads of the crowds of media and MPs who gathered to watch his speech

A mass of largely angry crowds of hundreds booed and jeered his departure and could just glimpse him from above the heads of the crowds of media and MPs who gathered to watch his speech

Members of the public stand outside the gates of Downing Street as Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street

Members of the public stand outside the gates of Downing Street as Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street

Hundreds waited outside the gates of Downing Street, with one holding a placard reading: 'Get your Johnson out of our democracy'

Hundreds waited outside the gates of Downing Street, with one holding a placard reading: 'Get your Johnson out of our democracy'

Mr Johnson finally announced his resignation today admitting 'no-one is indispensable' - but is lining up a 'unity Cabinet' as he battles to stay in Downing Street for months longer.

In a statement outside No10, the PM tried to

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