Boris Johnson's government is collapsing, he refuses to resign

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to resign from his post, believing that he can still lead the Government, the Conservative Party and the country.

In a period of 48 hours, 50 ministers and deputies who are also representatives in the House of Representatives of the British Parliament left his government.

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Last night, Johnson fired one of the strongest and best-known ministers in his government, Michael Gove, who was his opponent in the last leadership election, and in the meantime, several other key people who were his close allies left the government. Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland minister is the latest in a line to decide to resign and abandon the sinking ship.

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"I gave you and those around you the benefit of the doubt." I came out and defended this Government both publicly and privately. However, we have now passed the point of no return. I cannot sacrifice my personal integrity to defend things as they are now. "It is clear that our party, parliamentary colleagues, volunteers and the whole country deserve better," Lewis wrote in his resignation letter.

 

A similar message was sent to Johnson by Damian Hinds, who until now held the position of security minister, and reminded Boris Johnson of some good and some bad things that have been done in the past period.

"I have come to the conclusion that the right thing for our country and for our party is for you to step down as party leader and from the position of prime minister. I was hoping that you would resign voluntarily. But since it has become clear that you still intend to stay, I cannot continue to serve in your administration,” Hinds wrote.

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Numerous British and world media are dealing with Johnson this morning.

The British newspaper "The Sun" has on its front page the message that, according to their sources, Johnson sent to his opponents:

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"You're going to have to get your hands bloody to get rid of me." Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair's former spin doctor, Alastair Campbell, told Sky News this morning that Larry the cat, who is known as the "chief mouse catcher" at Government House, would make a better UK Prime Minister than Boris Johnson.

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