(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a huge blow on
Tuesday when two of his top ministers announced their resignations,
saying they could no longer work for a government mired in scandal,
Trend reports citing
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid both announced they were
quitting in letters posted to Twitter within minutes of each other
on Tuesday evening.
'The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly,
competently and seriously,' Sunak said in his resignation letter.
'I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe
these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am
'In preparation for our proposed joint speech on the economy
next week, it has become clear to me that our approaches are
fundamentally too different,' Sunak added in the letter. 'I am sad
to be leaving Government but I have reluctantly come to the
conclusion that we cannot continue like this.'
Javid wrote that 'it has been an enormous privilege to serve in
this role, but I regret that I can no longer continue in good
conscience.' Javid added that the vote of confidence in the prime
minister last month 'was a moment for humility, grip and new
'I regret to say, however, that it is clear to me that this
situation will not change under your leadership -- and you have
therefore lost my confidence too,' Javid wrote.
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