After being afflicted by multiple scandals, Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister is trying to ensure his political survival. On Wednesday, July 6, two new members of government announced their resignations. This was just one day after the departures of the Ministers for Finance and Health. These are Will Quince, Secretary of State, Children and Families, and Laura Trott, Assistant Secretary of State, Transport.
The Prime Minister had just apologized for yet another scandal and announced that these two resignations had been made. He had also admitted that he had "mistake" in appointing Chris Pincher, "whip", to his government as the deputy chief in charge parliamentary discipline. Conservative MPs.
After being accused of touching two men, including an MP according to Sky News, in front of witnesses at a private London club called the Carlton Club, Pincher resigned last Thursday. This led to complaints to the party. Chris Pincher, in a resignation letter dated Thursday June 30, admitted that he had "drank way too much" and that he was sorry for "shaming [him]".
These are not the first accusations. Boris Johnson initially denied that he was aware of any earlier accusations against the deputy chief whip. An earlier version was discredited by a senior civil servant. Downing Street admitted on Tuesday, July 5, that the Prime Minister had been informed in 2019 about allegations against Chris Pincher but had "forgotten" them when he appoint him.
Boris Johnson, who was once again accused of lying, said that he believed it was a mistake to appoint him as government secretary.
He was already severely weakened by the Downing Street scandal that occurred during the pandemic. However, he survived a vote against confidence from his own party a few weeks back.
A number of sexual cases have occurred in Parliament. An MP was arrested for rape and released on bail in May. Another MP resigned in April after he was caught watching pornography on the House's mobile phone. In May, a former MP was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for sexual assault of a boy aged 15.
Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP and Sky News reporter said that the Pincher scandal was "the icing upon the cake" for both ministers. Boris must go. He may let the proceedings drag on for a while if he wishes. He said that I and most of the group are determined to have him gone by the summer holidays.
These two former deputies' departures caused partial legislative elections to be held and heavy defeats for conservatives. This was even after the party had suffered a poor result at the May local elections.
A poll conducted by YouGov on Tuesday night found that 69% of British voters think Boris Johnson should step down. 54 percent of Conservative voters believe that the Prime Minister should resign. Boris Johnson, who is weak but determined to remain in his position, will defend it at noon in Parliament during the weekly session with questions to the Prime Minster. It promises to be intense. The House of Commons' chief committees will be occupied by Johnson, as well as some of his most vocal critics from within the Conservative party.