The spiral of resignations that forces Johnson to leave





The resignations of more than 50 senior officials within the British Government since Tuesday have forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to leave 10 Downing Street, after they demanded that he leave power.

The spiral of resignations began with the finance and health ministers, Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid, respectively, on Tuesday losing confidence in Johnson.

The latest was the Secretary of State for Education, Michelle Donelan, appointed this Tuesday. The British Minister for Northern Ireland, brandon-lewispresented his resignation on Thursday in protest at the continuation of the Prime Minister in office, Boris Johnson, and there are already more than 40 members of the Government who have submitted their resignation since Tuesday.

Lewis, a key minister in Johnson’s cabinet, said he “deeply regretted” leaving the government but that it is expected “honesty, integrity and mutual respect“.

In his resignation letter, the now former minister for Northern Ireland said he had defended the government “both in public and in private” but that “Now we’ve passed the point of no return“.

“I cannot sacrifice my personal integrity to defend things as they are. It is clear that our party, parliamentary colleagues, volunteers and the whole country deserve betterLewis said in his letter to the prime minister.

Goodbye from the Minister of Technology

The Minister of Technology and Digital Economy, Chris Philp, has formally submitted his resignation in writing, as published in a message on Twitter.

More than fifty cabinet members have decided to resign in protest at the ongoing scandals that have surrounded Johnson and his refusal to step down from power.

Secretary of State for Security, Damian Hindsalso resigns and assures that the United Kingdom needs Johnson to leave in order to “restore confidence in our democracy”.

“More important than any government or leader are the standards we uphold in public life and faith in our democracy and public administration,” Hinds said in his resignation letter. “Due to the serious erosion of these principles, I have come to the conclusion that the right thing for our country and our party is for you to resign as Conservative leader and prime minister.”

Economy minister asks Johnson to resign

The new British Chancellor of the Exchequer, nadhim zahawihas asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday to “do the right thing” and resignafter deepening the crisis in the Conservative Executive of the United Kingdom.

Zahawi, former Minister of Education, was appointed by Johnson as head of the Economy on Tuesday, after Rishi Sunak decided to withdraw from that portfolio in protest at the management of the “premier” and the recent scandals.

This is unsustainable and will get worse for you, for the Conservative Party and, more importantly, for the whole country. You must do the right thing and leave now,” Zahawi tweeted.




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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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