SubscribeInternationalIndiaOn Tuesday, UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak tendered their resignations.The ministerial resignations that began on Tuesday continued on Wednesday, with four more ministers leaving their posts.UK Minister for Children and Families William Quince, Laura Trott, junior transport minister, Treasury Minister John Glen, and Robin Walker, MP for Worcester and a junior minister in the UK resigned on Wednesday over a recent scandal concerning the appointment of Christopher Pincher as deputy chief whip.Last week, Pincher resigned after being accused of sexual misconduct in a London private members’ club. A number of politicians claimed that Johnson appointed Pincher to the post of deputy chief whip despite knowing about previous investigations.Follow Sputnik’s live feed and Telegram channels to get the latest updates:Sputnik News US — News India — firstOld first14:02 GMT 06.07.2022BoJo Answers Questions From the Liaison Committee

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13:46 GMT 06.07.2022Nearly 70% of Britons Think Johnson Should Resign Amid Pincher Appointment Scandal, Poll RevealsA record 69% of British citizens think that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson should resign amid the recent scandal concerning the appointment of Christopher Pincher as deputy chief whip, despite knowing about previous sexual misconduct accusations against him, according to a YouGov poll.

More than a dozen UK government officials have already submitted their resignations amid the scandal, including Solicitor General for England and Wales Alex Chalk, Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

The survey was conducted among 3,009 British people on Tuesday evening, and showed that a record 69% of the public thinks that Johnson should step down as prime minister, while only 18% want him to remain in power. The survey noted that 54% of respondents, who voted for him in 2019, supported his resignation in the current poll.

In contrast, only 21% of those who voted believe that Johnson will resign voluntarily, with 68% thinking that he will remain in office.

At the same time, the survey showed that 56% of Britons support Sunak’s decision to step down, including 47% of those who voted for Johnson in 2019.13:42 GMT 06.07.2022Mims Davies Resigns as DWP Employment Minister

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13:29 GMT 06.07.202221 UK Lawmakers ResignMore than a dozen UK government officials have already submitted their resignations over the recent scandal involving former deputy chief whip Christopher Pincher.Andrew Murrison – Trade Envoy to Morocco and MPTheo Clarke – Trade Envoy to Kenya and MPAlex Chalk – Solicitor General for England and Wales and MPVirginia Crosbie – PPS to the Wales Office and MPNicola Richards – PPS for Department of Transport and MPJonathan Gullis – PPS to Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and MPSaqib Bhatti – PPS to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and MPBim Afolami – Conservative Party Vice Chair and MPSajid Javid – Health Secretary and MPRishi Sunak – Finance Minister and MPSelaine Saxby – PPS to DEFRA and MPClaire Coutinho – PPS to the Treasury and MPDavid Johnston – PPS to the Department of Education and MPJohn Glen – financial services minister and MPVictoria Atkins – junior home office minister and MPStuart Andrew – junior housing minister and MPJo Churchill – junior minister in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and MPWill Quince – minister for children and families and MPRobin Walker – minister of state for school standards and MPFelicity Buchan – Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and MPLaura Trott – Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Department of Transport and MP12:52 GMT 06.07.2022Tory MPs David Johnston, Claire Coutinho and Selaine Saxby Resign as Parliamentary Private Secretaries12:06 GMT 06.07.2022Housing Minister Stuart Andrew Resigns From BoJo’s Gov’t11:42 GMT 06.07.2022DEFRA Minister Jo Churchill and Justice Minister Victoria Atkins Resign11:34 GMT 06.07.2022Johnson Says Will Resign if He Realizes That Government Could Not Continue Its WorkUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he would resign if he realized that the British government could not continue its work.The statement came after several UK ministers quit Boris Johnson’s government over the past two days due to the recent scandal concerning the appointment of Christopher Pincher as the country’s deputy chief whip.”Clearly, if there were circumstances in which I felt it was impossible for the government to go on and discharge the mandate we have been given… then I would [resign],” Johnson said during a speech in the parliament, when asked to list circumstances, under which he would resign.According to the British prime minister, he will also make such a decision if the UK is frustrated in its own desire to support the Ukrainian people.”The job of a prime minister in difficult circumstances, when he has been handed a colossal mandate, is to keep going and that is what I am going to do,” Johnson added.11:20 GMT 06.07.2022UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Says Government Should Not Resign During CrisisUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that the British government should not resign amid the crisis and the difficult situation both in the country and in Europe.”It is exactly when times are tough, when the country faces pressures on the economy and pressures on their budgets and when we have the biggest war in Europe for 80 years, that is exactly the moment that you’d expect a government to continue with its work, not to walk away and to get on with our job and to focus on the things that matter to the people of this country,” Johnson said during a speech in the parliament, as broadcast by Sky News.11:16 GMT 06.07.2022British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Downing Street, in London, Friday July 1, 2022 - Sputnik International, 1920, 06.07.2022Four More Resignations Rock Johnson’s Government Ahead of Wednesday PMQs



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