Financial Times says Boris Johnson should resign as UK prime minister

Financial Times says Boris Johnson should resign as UK prime minister
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The Financial Times called for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign Tuesday after the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament unlawful.

With Oct. 31, when the UK will cease to be a member of the European Union, fast approaching, the Supreme Court viewed Johnson's proposed suspension as an unveiled attempt to silence members of Parliament during a time that will significantly shape the future of the country.

The Financial Times's call for resignation comes exactly two months after Johnson assumed the position of prime minister, succeeding Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayUK's Johnson sends EU 'final offer' on Brexit Saagar Enjeti warns 2020 Democrats against embracing Hillary Clinton The 'Mother of Parliaments' and the 'Lords of Misrule' MORE.

In the editorial, the Times did not mince words.

"This ruling leaves a stain on his character and competence," the Times's editorial board wrote. "Faced with such a damning judgment, any premier with a shred of respect for British democracy and the responsibilities of his office would resign."