New problems for Johnson: Sunak and Javid resign

Sunak, Javid and Johnson/ Photo EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL

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.

"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."

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