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Graphic shows recent resignations in British government.


British government resignations

By Duncan Mil

June 29, 2022 - In less than 24 hours, Prime Minister Johnson has seen 21 resignations, including two Cabinet members, Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid, who quit as finance minister and health secretary, respectively.

The departures started late Tuesday afternoon (July 5, 2022), with Javid quitting just after 6 o’clock (17:00 GMT). Sunak’s resignation letter followed just nine minutes later.

The trigger for the resignations was the revelation that Johnson knew Chris Pincher, who resigned as deputy chief whip amid sexual harassment allegations, had been investigated for his unacceptable behaviour but promoted him anyway.

PUBLISHED: 06/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images