The trickle of resignations continues this Wednesday in the Government of the United Kingdom, with several exits that further increase the pressure on the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on account of the changes of version on the controversial appointment of a senior position of the conservative group in the House of Commons.
Downing Street initially maintained that Johnson was unaware of the accusations of sexual harassment against one of those in charge of maintaining voting discipline in the ‘tory’ bench, Chris Pincher, but the ‘premier’ ended up acknowledging that he knew of the deputy’s behavior and regretted your appointment.
The resignations on Tuesday of the ministers of Finance, Rishi Sunakand of Health, Sajid Javiddue to the loss of confidence in the prime minister, have been the hardest political blow to date against Johnson, who a month ago barely avoided a motion of censure promoted by his own colleagues.
To Sunak and Javid other senior officials have joined in the last few hours of the Executive who also question the prime minister and this Wednesday they have made their departure public on Secretary of State for Children and Families, Will QuinceY the parliamentary assistant in the Ministry of Transport, Laura Trott.
Fifteen has gone from being one of the visible faces of the Executive when it comes to defending the official version of the Fincher case before the media, to publicly recriminating Johnson for his lies, of which he would not have been aware until the parties.
In this sense, he explained in statements to Sky News that Downing Street came to guarantee him “categorically” that the prime minister was not aware of the accusations of harassment against the parliamentary leader, despite the fact that Johnson’s office has ended for acknowledging the contrary.
Fifteen has acknowledged that Johnson has apologized to him for the “inaccurate” information he had received, but has maintained that he has no choice but to step aside and leave the cabinet.
Trott has expressed himself in similar terms, defending that “confidence in politics is of vital importance” and “in recent months it has been lost”, alluding to the cascade of scandals that persecute the current Executive and that include, among others, fines for party celebrations in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid resigned this Tuesday by surprise in disagreement with the management of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and have been replaced by two of the main allies of the “premier” in his own cabinet.
Until now Minister of Education, Nadhim Zahawi, is the new head of Economy of the United Kingdom, replacing the resigned Sunak, while the until now Secretary of State of the Cabinet, Steve Barclay, replaces Sajid Javid in Health.
For her part, the Secretary of State for Higher Education, Michelle Donehan, assumes the portfolio left vacant by Zahawi in Education, according to a government statement.