Boris Johnson is supported by the Scottish secretary

Following the resignations of two cabinet members, the Scottish secretary has offered his support to Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson is supported by the Scottish secretary

Following the resignations of two cabinet members, the Scottish secretary has offered his support to Boris Johnson.

Alister Jack gave his full support to Mr Johnson. He said that the government had a task to complete and was moving on.

After Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor Rishi Sunak both resigned on Tuesday, the move was made.

They were joined by several junior ministers in resigning.

On Wednesday morning, the prime minister was already hit with more resignations - Will Quince, Children's Minister, and Laura Trott, ministerial aide, both resigning.

Johnson has stated that he will not leave Number 10 and has appointed Nadhim Zhawi as his chancellor, and Steve Barclay to be the health secretary.

According to a Downing Street source, the prime minister is determined to remain in office and deliver on the promises he made at the last general elections.

Most of Johnson's cabinet rallied around him, including Mr Jack and Dominic Raab as well as Ben Wallace, Ben Wallace, Nadine Dorries, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Ben Wallace, Ben Wallace, Liz Truss and Nadine Dorries.

On Tuesday night, Jack released a statement in which he stated: "I fully support prime minister."

The Dumfries and Galloway MP said: "I am sorry that good colleagues have to resign. But we have a huge job of work to complete, and that is what we're doing."

His comments continue to place him in opposition to Douglas Ross, the Scottish Conservative leader and the vast majority Scottish MPs and MSPs.

Ross stated that his views have not changed since he voted against Mr Johnson in the confidence vote of Tory MPs at the House of Commons last week. Mr Johnson won the confidence vote by 211 votes to 148.

The current rules prevent Mr Johnson from facing a leadership challenge before June next year. However, his opponents within Conservative Party are trying to change this rule.

Many of these opponents believe that it is only a matter time before Johnson has to step down. Mr Sunak, Mr Javid and others have written harsh resignation letters critical of Johnson.

While Mr Sunak stated that the public expects government to be run "properly", competently, and seriously, Mr Javid cautioned that the leadership is not acting in the national interests.

They resigned minutes after Johnson, in a BBC interview, admitted that he made "a bad mistake" in appointing Chris Pincher deputy chief whip in February. Despite knowing about misconduct allegations against Pincher.

After days of shifting responses from No 10, it was clear that Mr Johnson had not fully understood the allegations against Mr Pincher at the time he offered him the job.

This row is just the latest in a string of scandals to hit the government in recent weeks. Many Tory MPs are also unhappy about parties held in Downing Street while they lockdown, as a response to the tax rises and the cost of living crisis.

Former Scotland Office minister Lord Duncan of the Scottish Conservatives said that he believes Mr Johnson will face more resignations. Tory MPs now have to choose between "jumping in the lifeboat and paddling furiously away" or "clinging on to the wreckage."

Opposition leaders have urged others to join Mr Sunak, Mr Javid and quit. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that "the whole rotten bunch" should go.

She tweeted "Feels like Johnson is nearing an end - not too soon."

"Notable, tho that the resignation ministers were only willing to go when they were lie to - they defended him lying in public."

Labour leader Sir Keir Sternmer stated he was ready to hold a snap general elections, while Anas Sarwar, leader of Scottish Labour, said it was a matter of "the sooner the better".

Sarwar described Mr Sunak, Mr Javid as "rats abandoning a sinking vessel", and added: "We all know Boris Johnson is morally bankrupted and corrupt prime minister and he leads a corrupt out of touch Tory government."

Although the next general election will be in 2024, it could also be held earlier if Johnson uses his power to call one.

Later on Wednesday, Johnson will be under more pressure as he faces MPs at Prime minister's Questions.

He will also be giving evidence to the Liaison Committee, a group comprising MPs that scrutinise government policy and decisions.

Boris Johnson will go nowhere, if he wants to.

Sources close to PM told me this morning that he intends to continue - and is determined deliver on the promises he made at the last general elections.

They claim he has a mandate to stay in office from yesterday's election.

The mood within the Conservative Party will be what matters now. Are there more ministers who are going to quit or decide that the game is over? Is the prime minister likely to be subject to a second confidence vote and forced out?

The confidence votes are overseen by the 1922 Committee. It will elect its executive within the next few days. This vote is proxy for questions about the prime minister's leadership.

Critics of the PM are becoming more confident that they can push through a rule change and maybe a vote before the start of the summer break in a fortnight.

This morning, the PM will remain at his current position. It's not just his decision.

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