“Them’s the Breaks”: Boris Johnson’s Leadership Crisis


Boris Johnson’s shaky tenure as UK Prime Minister culminated in his resignation in early July 2022 as multiple scandals and cabinet defections pressured him into stepping down, leaving the nation without an interim leader amid a striking economic downturn. This case looks at Johnson’s various missteps and asks students to identify and discuss his qualities as a leader.

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