The Pincher case ended up overwhelming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: today two important ministers, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid left the government, claiming to have lost faith in the premier after the latest scandal. The head of the economy said in his resignation letter that citizens expect a government to be led “in a correct, competent and serious way”. Javid, on the other hand, said he could no longer, “in good conscience, continue to serve this government”.
Earlier, the premier admitted that he made a mistake in appointing Chris Pincher as a Conservative deputy leader in Parliament, given the complaints about his questionable conduct. Last week, Pincher was suspended from the House after allegations of drunkenly molesting two men in a private London club. Today a former public official, Lord Mc Donald, accused Johnson of not telling the truth, stating that he was unaware of similar earlier incidents when he named Pincher.
Two weeks ago, the Conservative party suffered an electoral defeat in the administrative elections, after the premier had almost managed to overcome an internal vote of no confidence in the party following the so-called Partygate. Things don’t seem to be looking good for Johnson now, even though the rules stipulate that a leader cannot be subjected to a second vote of no confidence for one year.