UK: Boris Johnson gov’t plunged into crisis as two ministers quit | Politics News
Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Finance minister Rishi Sunak resign, leaving PM Boris Johnson’s gov’t in chaos.
Two of Britain’s most senior Cabinet ministers have quit, a move that could spell the end of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership after months of scandals.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Finance minister Rishi Sunak announced their resignations on Tuesday, plunging Johnson’s government into crisis.
Javid said he had lost confidence in Johnson’s ability to govern in the national interest after a series of scandals, saying he could “no longer continue in good conscience”.
He said that many lawmakers and the public had lost confidence in Johnson’s ability to govern in the national interest.
“I regret to say, however, that it is clear to me that this situation will not change under your leadership – and you have therefore lost my confidence too” Javid said in a letter to Johnson.
Sunak said he had reluctantly come to the conclusion that “we cannot continue like this”.
Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands, reporting from London, said the resignations are a double hit for the prime minister.
“Double resignations, a double bombshell for Boris Johnson and his future as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. I think it will be very, very difficult for him to survive such as step from two key allies,” he said.