5 Jul 2022

Meltdown for Johnson’s government – will the PM survive resignations?

Political Editor

10 minutes is a long time in British politics tonight.

Both the Chancellor and the Health Secretary have resigned from the Government – in his letter Mr Sunak declared  “we cannot continue like this”.

This, just minutes after Mr Johnson was forced into a humiliating apology over appointing the disgraced MP Chris Pincher as Tory deputy chief whip – after he’d been told of misconduct allegations against him. That, said Mr Johnson, had been a mistake.

Amid a growing backlash from the Conservative benches – how many more will decide they’ve lost confidence in his leadership?