New problems for Johnson: Sunak and Javid resign
The British Minister of Health Sajid Javid resigned today, plunging Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government into crisis.
Javid stressed that he had lost confidence in Johnson's ability to govern in the national interest after a series of scandals, saying he "can no longer carry on in good conscience". He said many lawmakers and the public had lost confidence in Johnson's ability to govern in the national interest.
The public rightly expects government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously.
I recognize this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.
My letter to the Prime Minister below. pic.twitter.com/vZ1APB1ik1
- Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) July 5th, 2022
"However, I regret to say that it is clear to me that this situation will not change under your leadership - and that is why you have lost my confidence," Javid said in the letter to Johnson.
The Minister of Finance also resigned Rishi Sunak.
Sunak wrote on Twitter: "I admit that this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe that these standards are worth fighting for, and that's why I'm resigning."
I have spoken to the Prime Minister to tender my resignation as Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.
It has been an enormous privilege to serve in this role, but I regret that I can no longer continue in good conscience. pic.twitter.com/d5RBFGPqXp
- Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) July 5th, 2022