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Despite more than 40 resignations, Boris Johnson remains firmly in power


A true path. According to Guardian (link in English), A total of 44 members of the British government resigned by the end of the evening on Wednesday, July 6, fed up with a series of scandals involving executives.

The five secretaries of state announced in a joint letter that they were leaving Boris Johnson’s government on Wednesday. “For the good of the party and the country, we must ask you to step down.”Foreign Secretaries Kemi Badenoch, Neil O’Brien, Alex Burgart, Lee Rowley and Julia Lopez wrote to the British Prime Minister.

British media reported that several senior ministers, including loyalists, had asked him to resign as the situation had become untenable. Among the names cited are Home Minister Priti Patel or Nadeem Zahavi, within 24 hours of being appointed as Finance Minister.

Boris Johnson rejected those calls to resign on Wednesday. “We will continue with the government of this country.”, confirmed that the Prime Minister met the heads of parliamentary committees in the afternoon. Manager He said that “The Great Commission” He has delivered on the duty entrusted to him by the voters in 2019. “continue”.

Already significantly weakened by Downing Street party corruption during the pandemic, Boris Johnson narrowly escaped a no-confidence vote from his own camp a few weeks ago. Health Minister Sajid Javid and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak were the first to leave on Tuesday evening, announcing their resignations minutes apart, fed up with a series of scandals that have rocked the government for months. The British have a right to expect “Integrity on the part of their government”Especially said Sajid Javid.

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>> UNITED KINGDOM: “Particate”, sex scandals … a series of cases that have rocked Boris Johnson’s government

Acknowledging yet another scandal, the prime minister apologised “wrong” By appointing Chris Fincher to his government in February, he is responsible for the parliamentary discipline of conservative representatives. He resigned last week after being accused of touching two men. After claiming otherwise, Downing Street admitted that the Prime Minister was informed of the old allegations against Chris Fincher as early as 2019. “forgot” By naming.

There have been several sex cases in Parliament: a deputy chancellor suspected of rape was arrested and later released on bail in mid-May, and another resigned in April after watching pornographic videos on his mobile phone in Parliament. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison in May for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

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