Chancellor Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javid both resign from government
Sunak resigns as chancellor, saying the government should be run ‘properly, competently and seriously’
Sunk followed Sajid Javid in his resignation as health secretary, saying UK needs ‘strong and principled Conservative party’
He stated: “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. My letter to the Prime Minister below.”
The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously.— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) July 5, 2022
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.
My letter to the Prime Minister below. pic.twitter.com/vZ1APB1ik1
Sajid Javid resigned as health secretary, saying the country needs a “strong and principled Conservative party”.
His tweet read: “I have spoken to the Prime Minister to tender my resignation as Secretary of State for Health & Social Care. It has been an enormous privilege to serve in this role, but I regret that I can no longer continue in good conscience.”
I have spoken to the Prime Minister to tender my resignation as Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) July 5, 2022
It has been an enormous privilege to serve in this role, but I regret that I can no longer continue in good conscience. pic.twitter.com/d5RBFGPqXp
Odds are, they will both throw their hats into a leadership contest if their gambit to push Johnson out succeeds.
It is hard to see how either of these politicians can hold up to the values they have just set, they both have shown themselves to be self-serving and ministers of this Kleptocracy government whose corrupt leaders have used their political power to appropriate the wealth of the people. There is no moral high ground in the conservative party for anyone to stand on.
This came immediately after Johnson broadcast his apology over the hiring of Chris Pincher as deputy chief whip.
Johnson apologises for making Chris Pincher deputy chief whip
The clip is being broadcast now on Sky News and BBC News.
Boris Johnson apologises for appointing Chris Pincher: Pincher by name Pincher by nature.
Q: Did you once call him ‘Pincher by name, pincher by nature’?
Johnson says he was told about the complaint about Pincher when he was at the Foreign Office.
If he had his time again, he would accept that Pincher would not change.
Q: Did you lie to your staff about what you knew about Pincher?
No, says Johnson.
He says Pincher was in government before he was PM.
He says the 2019 complaint was only raised with him cursorily.
Pincher went on to behave “very badly”, he says.
And that seems to be it. The clip is over.
Following their resignations, several cabinet ministers said they will not be doing so. They include: Justice Secretary Dominic Raab, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, Home Secretary Priti Patel, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Attorney General Suella Braverman and International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
The odds are on Johjnson wont last another 24 hours but only time will tell.