Rishi Sunak has quit as chancellor and Sajid Javid has resigned as health secretary as Boris Johnson’s leadership faced a fresh crisis.
Mr Sunak said “the public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously”, adding “I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.”
In an incendiary letter, Mr Javid said the British people “expect integrity from their government” but voters now believed Mr Johnson’s administration was neither competent nor “acting in the national interest”.
It was reported that the news of the two resignations broke as he was conducting an interview trying to defend his position.
So who is publically sticking with the PM?
An ally of Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, viewed as a potential leadership candidate, said she was “100% behind the PM”, PA Media reports.
This is amusing…
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