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05 Jul 2022, 12:26 pm

Boris Johnson held on to his position recently following a vote of no confidence, but had a result which usually means you have to resign anyway. Since then a number of people in his party have been doing their best to push him further to the edge, and with the last few days story around him lying to the public, and his own party, about the appointment of an MP that should never have been

They are now starting to resign to put pressure on him



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05 Jul 2022, 12:43 pm

Sunak and Javid just resigned. Yesssss!

Now we just need Dominic Raab to finally f**k off.


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05 Jul 2022, 12:54 pm

feel like opening a bottle of wine tonight! 8)



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05 Jul 2022, 1:00 pm

You go for it my friend.


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05 Jul 2022, 1:23 pm

Andrew Murrison the 3rd to quit tonight



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05 Jul 2022, 1:33 pm

Let's hope that other pompous prick disappears in a puff of smoke as well. Rees Morg or what ever he's called.

I can't wait to see the breakfast news tomorrow.


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05 Jul 2022, 1:38 pm

Afolami quits. That's number 4

No doubt Johnson will try and pretend nothing has happened and carry on as normal. His own Party will make it unbearable for him though



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05 Jul 2022, 1:53 pm

Gullis quits



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05 Jul 2022, 1:55 pm

Wow...at this rate we'll have no government by tomorrow morning :lol:


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05 Jul 2022, 1:59 pm

I vote for Fluffysaurus as PM.

babybird, may I nominate you Deputy?



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05 Jul 2022, 2:02 pm

It'd be a funny old country with me in charge.


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05 Jul 2022, 2:06 pm

Saqib Bhatti quits



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05 Jul 2022, 2:10 pm

Yeah, I think it's a case that they've got to jump ship now before that clown drags them all down even more (if that's possible) and all drown with him.

Rees Morg was actually defending him on channel 4 news. He's about as much use as a battered bum hole.


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05 Jul 2022, 3:12 pm

Virginia Crosby number 8 to quit



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05 Jul 2022, 4:31 pm

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Two of Britain's most senior Cabinet ministers resigned on Tuesday, a move that could spell the end of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's leadership after months of scandals.

Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned within minutes of each other after a day in which the prime minister was forced to acknowledge he had to change his story on the way he handled allegations of sexual misconduct by a senior member of his government.

"It is with enormous regret that I must tell you that I can no longer, in good conscience, continue serving in this government,'' Javid said in his resignation letter. "I am instinctively a team player but the British people also rightly expect integrity from their government.''

Sunak said "the public rightly expect 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," he added.

Both Sunak and Javid have been seen as possible leadership contenders within the Conservative Party if Johnson is forced out. Their departures were a huge blow to the prime minister, because both were in charge of two of the biggest issues facing Britain right now — the cost of living crisis and the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest scandal saw Johnson hit by allegations he failed to come clean about a lawmaker who was appointed to a senior position despite claims of sexual misconduct.

Johnson has faced pressure to explain what he knew about previous misconduct allegations against lawmaker Chris Pincher, who resigned as deputy chief whip Thursday amid complaints that he groped two men at a private club.

Minutes before the resignations of Javid and Sunak were announced, Johnson told reporters that Pincher should have been fired from the government after a previous 2019 incident.

Asked if it was an error to appoint Pincher to the government, Johnson said "I think it was a mistake and I apologize for it. In hindsight it was the wrong thing to do."

"I apologize to everybody who has been badly affected by it. I want to make absolutely clear that there's no place in this government for anybody who is predatory or who abuses their position of power," Johnson said.

The government's explanation shifted repeatedly over the past five days. Ministers initially said Johnson wasn't aware of any allegations when he promoted Pincher to the post in February.


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05 Jul 2022, 8:01 pm

It just keeps getting worse for Johnson and his government.

Right now Pincher is still an MP. Even though he's been suspended from the Conservative Party, he's sitting as an independent. I wonder if he'll resign from parliament soon, forcing another by-election that the Tories might lose, especially if the voters think that Johnson's government has lost integrity.

Honestly, I'd say it's time for Johnson to go.


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