Boris Johnson is trapped politically, but he is not giving up. The UK prime minister is not convinced by the delegation of ministers from his government who have gone to Downing Street to ask him to resign, nor by the sheer arithmetic which shows that more than half of the Conservative party’s parliamentary group wants to see him in the back. . He has promised to fight and may force his peers to launch a blame movement to oust him.
After 48 hours marked by the resignations of more than 30 members of the executive branch (the ministers of finance and health, ministers of state and several MPs who spoke with the government), Johnson surprised the country, on Wednesday night, by dismissing the President of the Republic. Quality of Living and Housing, Michael Gove.
The former minister has now emerged due to his disappearance during the ongoing political crisis. Goff did not resign, did not defend Johnson, and did not speak out. The British press reported this afternoon that the minister advised the prime minister to resign, but without official confirmation. Gove is seen as a presumptive successor if Johnson throws in the towel or is ousted.
The relationship between the two is sweet and bitter. Gove is one of the most respected members of Johnson’s team, but betrayed him in 2016. After they were both key figures in the campaign to leave the European Union in the referendum on June 23 of that year, which led to the resignation of the former at the time – Minister David Cameron predicted the country Johnson to run for prime minister. Get ready and invite Joff to be the campaign manager. He agreed, but soon after announced his candidacy, claiming that his friend did not have the necessary qualities for prime minister. Johnson withdrew and Theresa May eventually won the race.
Johnson’s office had announced that the Prime Minister intends to appoint alternatives to the resignations and the article later this evening. However, the UK is not convinced that the head of government will remain in office. Queen Elizabeth II, who has spent a season in Sandringham, returned to London on Wednesday. In time to receive, if necessary, a request for resignation and for the appointment of a new head of government.
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