Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government took another turn for the worse over the past week as members of his government continue to resign.
According to Yahoo News, British Health Secretary Sajid Javid is one of the latest members of Johnson’s government to resign. The secretary said that in the wake of several scandals concerning his boss, he felt the need to bow out, adding that he could “no longer continue in good conscience.”
“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’s resignation letter said.
Fast-forwarding to Tuesday, and Johnson’s day got even worse, as more high-profile, former loyalists offered up their resignations, including Treasury chief Rishi Sunak.
“The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously. I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning,” Sunak said, Sky News noted. He resigned shortly after Javid.
Many are now reporting across social media that Johnson’s time as the UK leader is likely limited, and that more members are expected to resign in the coming hours.
One of Boris Johnson’s closest allies tells me: It will all be over by this time tomorrow. No PM can survive the resignation of two senior cabinet ministers like that
— Nicholas Watt (@nicholaswatt) July 5, 2022
Sky News reported that PM Johnson is filling the vacancies as they open, writing, “Mr Sunak was replaced as chancellor by Nadhim Zahawi, while Mr Javid was replaced as health secretary by Steve Barclay, the prime minister’s chief of staff. Michelle Donelan was appointed as education secretary.”
Some believe that the two government leaders might have resigned early in order to have time to establish their own bids for the upcoming leadership elections, presuming that Johnson won’t return.