PM Boris Johnson will not quit despite being urged to do so MPs who are at Downing street.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid quit Boris Johnson’s cabinet, piling pressure on the PM.
Boris Johnson will not quit MPs at Downing street
But the PM is determined to see these resignations off and scrambling to make his cabinet after losing two heavyweights.
Fuelled by the fact the PM won a vote of confidence in his leadership last month and is safe from another vote for a year unless rules are changed.
MPs at Downing Street for a reshuffle
Following the resignation of Rishis Sunak and Sajid Javid the PM frantically reshuffled the cabinet with Steve Barclay said to be in line for health secretary.
Senior cabinet and ministers have been seen in No 10 this evening, including education secretary Nadhim Zahawi and Lizz Truss as well as other MPs at Downing Street for the reshuffle.
Johnson says he’ll miss working with Sunak
In a letter to former chancellor Rishi Sunak, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is sorry to receive Sunak’s letter resigning from the government.
He says Sunak provided “outstanding service to the country through the most challenging period for our economy in peacetime history”.
He mentions the furlough scheme Sunak coordinated during the height of the Covid pandemic and says Sunak’s efforts “primed the economy for a rapid recovery once the immediate dangers of the pandemic receded”.
Johnson adds “I have enormously valued your advice and deep commitment to public service and will miss working with you in government“.
Starmer says ‘Tory party is corrupted’
Starmer says Tory cabinet ministers have been complicit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, while he “disgraced his office and let down his country”.
“The Tory party is corrupted, and changing the man at the top won’t fix it. We need a real change of government and a fresh start for Britain”, he says.
The Prime Minister perhaps in hubris will not bow down to public pressure and his close aides have commented ‘Boris Johnson will not quit’.
Who is staying in the cabinet?
- Deputy Prime Minister/Justice Secretary Dominic Raab
- Home Secretary Priti Patel
- Foreign Secretary Liz Truss
- Defence Secretary Ben Wallace
- Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove
- Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng
- Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis
- Scottish Secretary Alister Jack
- Leader of the Commons Mark Spencer
- Environment Secretary George Eustice
- Transport Secretary Grant Shapps
- Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey
- Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries
- Brexit Opportunities Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg