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The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Johnson is facing a parliamentary inquisition after Prime Ministers resigned

  • Boris Johnson will be questioned by the British Parliament after two of his key ministers resigned.
  • Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid resigned after “losing confidence” in the British leadership.
  • Their resignation was followed by the resignation of three other Conservative ministers.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing two sittings in Parliament on Wednesday after his government was shaken by the shocked resignation of two senior ministers.

Rishi Sunak resigned as finance minister and Sajid Javid as health secretary on Tuesday night. Both said they could no longer tolerate the scandal culture that has haunted Johnson for months.

In addition, Robin Walker, Minister of School Standards; Will Quince, Minister for Children and Families; and Transport Minister Laura Trott also announced their resignation.

Johnson will face a barbecue from the chairmen of the House of Commons’ most powerful committee, which includes some of his most virulent critics in the Conservative ranks.

Sunak and Javid’s exits were announced minutes after the prime minister apologized for appointing a senior conservative who resigned last week after he was accused of drunk grooming two men.

Former Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has been appointed new finance minister.

Zahawi said:

You do not go into this job to have an easy life. Sometimes it is easy to walk away, but in fact it is much harder to deliver to the country.

Days of changing explanations followed the resignation of Deputy Chief Whip Chris Pincher. Downing Street first denied that Johnson was aware of previous charges against Pincher when he appointed him in February.

On Tuesday, the defense collapsed after a former top official said Johnson as Secretary of State in 2019 was told of another incident involving Pincher.

The Pincher affair was “the icing on the cake” for Sunak and Javid, Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, a Johnson critic, told Sky News.

“I and many of the party are now determined that he will be gone before the summer holidays (starting July 22, 2022): the sooner the better,” he said.

The denunciations came after Johnson barely survived a no-confidence vote among Conservative MPs a month ago.

Other cabinet members, including Secretary of State Liz Truss and Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace – two likely candidates for leadership – continue to support Johnson, aides said.

In particular, Sunak’s departure, amid political disagreements over a cost-of-living crisis sweeping across Britain, is dismal news for Johnson.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer said that “the public rightly expects the government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously”.

“I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning,” Sunak wrote to Johnson.

Javid preceded Sunak in the Treasury Department before resigning due to a previous bust-up with Johnson.

He wrote that the Prime Minister’s survival in last month’s no confidence vote gave him the opportunity to show “humility, grip and new direction”.

“However, I regret to say that it is clear to me that this situation will not change under your leadership – and you have therefore also lost my confidence,” he said.

Johnson has been involved in various scandals, most notably the so-called “Partygate” affair, which led to him receiving a police fine for breaking his own restrictions on corona locking in Downing Street.

The 58-year-old prime minister is still facing a parliamentary inquiry into whether he lied to MPs over the lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street.


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The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Johnson is facing a parliamentary inquisition after Prime Ministers resigned

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