Two key UK ministers quit within minutes of each other on Tuesday evening in a major blow to under-fire Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, resigned saying he had lost confidence in Johnson.
Then just minutes later, Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer — or finance minister — followed Javid out of Downing Street.Other Conservative party officials’ resignations followed the two high-profile ones.
It comes after a series of scandals — including boozy social gatherings at the heart of government during the COVID lockdowns — saw Johnson’s popularity plummet according to Euronews .
Johnson survived a Conservative Party vote of confidence last month, but 41% voted to remove him from office.