Two top ministers resign in Britain

Two top ministers resign in Britain
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Islam News – Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain was battling for his political survival after two senior ministers in his Conservative government unexpectedly resigned from their cabinet posts in what appeared to be a coordinated move against their leader.

Rishi Sunak, the chancellor of the Exchequer, and Sajid Javid, the health secretary, announced their decisions shortly after Johnson apologized for having appointed a minister, Chris Pincher, who stepped down last week over accusations of inappropriate behavior.

The resignations thrust Johnson into the most perilous position of his three-year tenure as prime minister. He survived a no-confidence vote last month, but cabinet resignations could put pressure on him to resign.

What’s next: Johnson’s fate may rest on whether other members of his cabinet stand by him. There was doubt about the loyalty of other ministers, whose statements and actions will be watched closely.

Background: Pincher resigned as deputy chief whip last week after admitting to having been drunk at a private members’ club in London where, according to media reports, he groped two men. Downing Street acknowledged that Johnson had been told about previous accusations against Pincher.

Source: The New York Times

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