Boris Johnson holds on to power despite all odds

On Wednesday, July 6, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected all calls to resign, including those from his faithful, despite an unprecedented crisis in which multiple scandals have thrown him.

Boris Johnson holds on to power despite all odds

On Wednesday, July 6, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected all calls to resign, including those from his faithful, despite an unprecedented crisis in which multiple scandals have thrown him. .

The Conservative leader was far from the success of his 2019 Downing Street debut under his promise to deliver Brexit. On Wednesday, he faced the most difficult day of his tenure, being stymied by embarrassing cases and their torrent of accusations of lying.

According to British media, several senior ministers, including loyal ones, have asked him for his resignation as the situation is becoming untenable. Priti Patel, the Interior Minister, and Nadhim Zahawi were two of those names that were mentioned. These names were cited less than 24 hours after he was appointed Minister of Finance.

He countered, saying he would continue to work on the "extremely crucial issues" facing the country. Boris Johnson, who spoke in the afternoon to heads of parliamentary committees after declaring that he had had a "great week", said: "We will continue with the government.

Sajid Javid, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Minister Sajid Javid slammed the doors on Tuesday night, triggering haemorrhage. Others of lower rank in the government have also thrown in their hands. The number of departures close to 40 at the end of each day.

Boris Johnson was still combative. He deemed it not "responsible", to leave power given the current circumstances, which include war in Ukraine and a crisis of purchasing power.

Boris Johnson stated that the "colossal mandate", given to him by the voters in 2019, gave him the obligation to "Continue".

Keir Starmer, Opposition Labor leader, blasted a "pathetic spectacle" at his reign's end while Ian Blackford, Scottish Nationalist SNP leader of the House of Commons demanded a snap vote. Boris Johnson rejected the idea.

Resigning ministers had harsh words to the head of government and questioned his honesty. Sajid Javid, who was convinced Boris Johnson would not change, explained his reasons to the deputies. Two.

Sajid Javid's resignation and that of his finance colleague were announced Tuesday evening, after Boris Johnson had just apologized for a new scandal.

Boris Johnson admitted that he made a mistake in appointing Chris Pincher as his deputy chief whip in charge of parliamentary discipline. After being accused of touching two men, the latter resigned last Wednesday.

After asserting the contrary, Downing Street acknowledged Tuesday that Mr Pincher was aware of the old charges, but had "forgotten about" them.

Sajid Javid (52), believes that the British have every right to expect "integrity" from their government.

Boris Johnson quickly appointed the two resignations by appointing Nadhim Zahawi, his Education Minister, to Finance and Steve Barclay to Health, previously in charge of coordination between government agencies. However, the departures have increased.

A poll by Savanta ComRes published Wednesday shows that 72% of Britons think the Prime Minister should be resigned.

Boris Johnson, already severely weakened by scandals of illegal parties in Downing Street during Covid-19's pandemic, survived a vote against him from his camp a few week ago.

According to British media, anti-Johnson is trying to change the rule that protects the head government for an additional 11 months to allow a quick vote. Monday must be the day for the election of the powerful executive of "Comite 1922", which will decide the question.

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