In a matter of just a few days, over 50 parliament members from the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has resigned since Tuesday amid an unprecedented revolt within his own party against his leadership.
On Tuesday, three senior UK officials resigned in protest over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership. British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Solicitor General Alex Chalk handed in their resignation letters.
It has been one month since the British PM barely survived the no-confidence vote brought by his own party.
Since then, waves of resignation letters had been put on the PM’s office, including Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis, Treasury Minister Helen Whately and Security Minister Damian Hinds.
It has been one month since the British PM barely survived the no-confidence vote brought by his own party, claiming that he had failed as a leader on several events that had happened in the U.K., especially the breaking of Covid protocol during the lockdown whereas politicians were partying and intoxicating at Downing Street.
The last straw seems to be the case of Chris Pincher, Minister for Europe and Americas, Minister of Housing and Deputy Chief Whip, as 10 Downing Street known as Number 10 claimed that the PM had known of Pincher’s allegation of pest-minister scandal in the past, but forgot at the time of appointing Pincher to the position, which resulted in an incident last week over the groping allegation against Pincher, claiming that he had drunk ‘far too much’.
Boris Johnson apologized on Tuesday for appointing Pincher deputy chief whip despite knowing of an investigation into the scandal which raised questions among his party of why he appointed Pincher in the first place.
Many Number 10 said that the PM did not know or forgot about Pincher’s past.
Multiple unconfirmed reports stated that the UK PM is set to resign today, as reported by multiple media organisations, including Sky News.