After a never ending string of deceptions, scandals, and flubs—and the protest resignation of more than 50 members of his government—Boris Johnson’s habitation at 10 Downing Street is finally ending. He announced his resignation with a speech that included this: “I know that there will be many people who are relieved and perhaps quite a few who will also be disappointed. And I want you to know how sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world. But them’s the breaks.” It’s nice to know that in some Western democracies there’s still a breaking point. Boris lied. Boris had scandals. And eventually his own party said enough is enough. But Johnson’s scandalous track record isn’t even in the ballpark of Trump, a relentless liar, cheat, and crook who defiled the Oval Office and ultimately led a violent attempt to overturn an American election. Too bad more members of his party still don’t have the bollocks to start pledging allegiance to the flag instead of genuflecting toward Mar-a-Lago.

+ “As the political post-mortems on Mr. Johnson are written, the tumultuous events of the last week may come to encapsulate his career — one defined by a gleeful disregard for the rules, a shrewd instinct for public opinion, an elastic approach to ethics and a Falstaffian appetite for the cut-and-thrust of politics.” NYT: Boris Johnson’s messy exit encapsulates a tumultuous tenure as prime minister.

+ From Brexit to Partygate, a timeline of Johnson’s career.

+ BBC: Five things that led to the PM’s downfall. The items on this list are worthy of a downfall. But again, nothing on this list would break into the top 20 of Trump’s transgressions.

+ Boris will be departing 10 Downing Street. Larry the Cat is staying.