He even attempts to remove the hand from his back before saying, “Hello… My distinguished friend…”
Both Sunak and Javid sent resignation letters within minutes of each other to the prime minister, in which both slammed his ability to run an administration that adhered to standards.
The leadership election will take place over the summer and the victor will replace Johnson by the party's annual conference in early October, the BBC and others reported.
He did not apologise for the scandals that eventually ended his premiership, from revelations of boozy partying in his office during COVID-19 lockdowns and the handling of sexual abuse complaints in the party.
Below is a summary of some of those who could be in the frame to replace him. There is no clear favourite and they are not listed in order of likely prospects.
London stocks and the British pound jumped on Friday after an election triumph for Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson that analysts said will bring clarity to Brexit proceedings and unlock stronger economic growth.
Sterling tumbled to a 28-month low on Monday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Brexit divorce was dead and warned that unless the European Union renegotiated, Britain would leave on Oct. 31 without a deal. Many investors say a no-deal Brexit would send shock waves through the world economy,
The result of the run-off between Foreign Secretary Truss and former finance minister Rishi Sunak will be announced at 12:30 pm on Monday, before the outgoing Johnson formally tenders his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II the next day.
The main opposition Labour party accused Johnson, who is due to leave office on Sept.6, of having "one big party" as many Britons struggle with a surging cost-of-living crisis.