“Despite resigning as head of the Conservative Party, Boris Johnson still remains in Britain’s top job as “caretaker prime minister”.
“His plan to continue in the role until a new leader is found follows British convention and the process set by his predecessors.
“But it has sparked rumblings from some quarters of his own party that Mr Johnson should not remain in power and instead leave immediately.
“Some MPs have suggested his position is untenable given the collapse of his cabinet’s support last week.
“Former prime minister John Major, who took over after Margaret Thatcher resigned from office, is among those who have called on the 1922 Committee to change the rules and remove Mr Johnson as caretaker.”
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