London-Two of Britain's top ministers resigned on Tuesday. This could mean the end of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's leadership after a few months of scandal.
Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak and Health Minister Sajid Javid have to admit that the Prime Minister had to change his story in the way he handled allegations of sexual misconduct. After a day when they weren't, they resigned within minutes of each other. A senior member of his government.
"It's a shame I have to conscientiously tell you that I can no longer continue to serve in this government," Havid said in his resignation. "I'm an instinctively team player, but the people of Britain also expect the government to be honest."
Snacks said, "People, the government properly and competently, And of course I expect it to be done seriously. "
" I realize this may be the job of my last minister, but I believe these standards are worth the fight. That's why I'm resigning, "he added. If Johnson was banished, he was considered a potential candidate for leadership within the Conservative Party. Their resignation was a big blow to the Prime Minister. Both are the two biggest problems facing Britain today: the life crisis and the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a recent scandal, Johnson was accused of not cleaning up a member appointed to a senior position despite allegations of sexual misconduct.
Johnson knows about previous allegations of illegal activity against Congressman Chris Pincher, who resigned as Deputy Prime Minister in a complaint that he had deceived two men in a private club on Thursday. Pressured to explain. J Ornson told reporters that Pincher should have been dismissed by the government after the last 2019 incident. When asked if it was a mistake to appoint a pincher to the government, Johnson said: When I think about it later, that was wrong.
"I apologize to everyone who has been badly affected by it. I absolutely want to make it clear that this government has no place for predatory people or anyone." They are abusing their position of power. "
The government's account has changed repeatedly over the last five days. The minister initially said he was unaware of any allegations when Johnson promoted Pincher to the post in February.
On Monday, a spokesman said Johnson was aware of allegations of sexual misconduct that were "resolved or did not proceed to formal complaints."
The account did not go well with Simon McDonald, the UK Foreign Ministry's most senior civil servant from 2015 to 2020. In a very unusual move, he said on Tuesday that the Prime Minister's Office was not yet telling the truth.
McDonald's said in a letter to parliamentary members on standards that he received complaints about Pincher's actions in the summer of 2019, shortly after Pincher became Foreign Minister. The investigation supported the complaint and Pincher apologized for his actions, McDonald's said.
McDonald's argued that Johnson was unaware of the allegation, or that the allegation was dismissed because it was resolved or not formally filed.
"The original 10 isn't true and the fix isn't accurate yet," McDonald wrote, referring to Prime Minister's 10 Downing Street. "Mr. Johnson was directly informed about the start and results of the investigation.
fueled dissatisfaction within Johnson's cabinet after the Minister was forced to publicly announce the Prime Minister's denial. The latest revelation only changed the explanation the next day.
Tuesday's Times of London analyzed the situation under the heading "A false claim puts Boris Johnson at risk." Was announced.
Johnson's authority has already been shaken by a vote of no confidence last month. He survived, but 41% of the Conservatives voted to dismiss him.
The prime minister's reaction to months of allegations of government-breaking political parties, including those imposed on Johnson, was ultimately fined 126. But fueled concerns about his leadership.
Two weeks later, Conservative candidates were badly beaten in two special elections, filling parliamentary seats and increasing dissatisfaction within Johnson'sparty.
When Pincher resigned last week from Deputy Leader, an important position in enforcing party discipline, he "drinked too much" the night before, "confusing himself and others. ".
Johnson initially refused to suspend the pincher from the Conservatives, but he forgave him after a formal complaint about the allegations of groping was filed with parliamentary authorities.
Critics say Johnson was slow to react because he didn't want Pincher to resign from Congress and set up a Conservative Party because of another potential special election defeat. Suggested.
Even before the pincher scandal, there were swirling suggestions that Johnson might soon face another vote of no confidence.
In the coming weeks, conservative lawmakers will elect new members to the party's parliamentary rules-making committee. Some candidates have proposed to support changing the rules to allow another vote of no confidence vote. The existing rules require 12 months between such votes.
Johnson's longtime critic, Conservative senior member Roger Gale, said he supported the change in the rules of the Conservative Party's 1922 committee.
"Mr. Johnson has sent a minister (in some cases a cabinet minister) to lie on his behalf to defend the defenseless people for three days. "I'm not allowed to continue," Gale told the BBC. "This Prime Minister has ruined the reputation of a proud and prestigious party for honesty and dignity, and it is unacceptable."
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