British Health Minister Sajid Javid tendered his resignation on Tuesday. by “losing confidence” in Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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“It is clear to me that this situation will not change under his leadership and as a result he has lost my confidence,” Javid said in his resignation letter.
Right away, Economy Minister Rishi Sunak also announced his resignation, considering that the prime minister does not meet the standards of conduct and competence required.
I admit that this may be my last ministerial position, but I think that these are values worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.
In his resignation letter, Sunak says that Economics may be his last “ministerial job”, but for him it is more important to fight for good standards of conduct.
“The public rightly expects government to be carried out properly, competently and seriously,” which is not currently the case, he said.
“The population has a legitimate expectation of a properly conducted, competent and serious government,” Sunak wrote.
What does it mean for Boris?
The departure of these two heavyweights from the Executive weakens the position of Johnson, besieged by multiple scandals, and means that, if there are more exits, the Government could fall.
Sunak says he has been “loyal” and publicly supportive of the Conservative leader even when he disagreed with him “privately” and has tried to financially back Johnson’s priorities.
However, according to the letter, Johnson was not willing to make “difficult decisions” in the economy and that has led them to disagree on their approach, to the point that the so-called chancellor of the Exchequer has chosen to resign.
For his part, Javid affirms that he cannot, “in good conscience, continue serving in this government.”
“I am a team person by instinct but British citizens rightly expect integrity in government,” he says.
The Minister of Health states that the problems that the Conservative Party is going through “will not be resolved under the leadership” of Johnson, for which he has “lost confidence in him”.
*With information from EFE and AFP
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