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during his interview discussing Pincher, Toad of toad hall declares there is no place in his government for those who abuse power. The man's a complete buffoon. He seems to have forgotten his parties while we were all in lockdown

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25 minutes ago, jackwhite said:

2 more gone this morning. 

Boris is probably just holding on to outdo Chamberlain and May's time in office. Only another 3 and 33 days to go, respectively.

He’s waiting to see the outcome of the back bench 1922 committee election, it’s 13 July, whether the 1922 committee then change the no confidence challenge rules, then it’s summer recess in Westminster from 15 July.

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23 minutes ago, jackwhite said:

2 more gone this morning. 

Boris is probably just holding on to outdo Chamberlain and May's time in office. Only another 3 and 33 days to go, respectively.

Like many others currently in power, he cannot be wrong and he cannot be shown to be wrong. He will deny and subterfuge, project and deflect until the very end.  A bit like Trumplestiltskin. They're cut from the same cloth.

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16 Resigned so far.

 

Cabinet

Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Quit last night writing: “The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously.“I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.”

Health Secretary Sajid Javid

Left the government last night within minutes of the Chancellor, writing: “I regret that I can no longer continue in good conscience.”
 

Ministers

Will Quince, Education Minister

Resigned this morning after being sent out on TV to defend the PM days ago, saying Downing Street briefings "have now been found to be inaccurate".

Alex Chalk, Solicitor General

The most high-profile of the resignations from outside of the Cabinet, Mr Chalk said that he could not "defend the indefensible".

Robin Walker, Education Minister

Minister for Schools Robin Walker said: "Unfortunately, recent events have made it clear to me that our great party, for which I have campaigned all of my adult life, has become distracted from its core missions by a relentless focus on questions of leadership."

Parliamentary private secretaries

Jonathan Gullis, Northern Ireland Office

In a statement, Mr Gullis tendered his resignation "with a heavy heart", adding that his party has been "more focused on dealing with our reputational damage rather than delivering for the people of this country".

Saqib Bhatti, Department of Health and Social Care

Mr Bhatti quit his role with a statement that "recent events have undermined trust and standards in public life".

Nicola Richards, Department of Transport

Ms Richards said in a statement that she could not serve "under the current circumstances".

Virginia Crosbie, Welsh Office

Ms Crosbie said in a Facebook post that if Mr Johnson is left in office, he will "irrevocably" harm the Government and the Conservative Party.

Laura Trott, Department of Transport

She said in a Facebook post: "Trust in politics is - and must always be - of the upmost importance, but sadly in recent months this has been lost.

Others

Bim Afolami, vice-chairman of the Conservative Party for youth

Speaking to Talk TV, Mr Afolami announced that he too would have to step down, adding: "I just don't think the Prime Minister any longer has, not just my support, but he doesn't have, I don't think, the support of the party, or indeed the country any more."

Andrew Murrison, trade envoy to Morocco

In a letter calling for Mr Johnson to resign, Mr Murrison quit his job, saying that the PM's position had become "unrecoverable".

Theodora Clarke, trade envoy to Kenya

The Stafford MP resigned from her position as trade envoy to Kenya with a statement which said she takes "allegations of sexual misconduct very seriously" and that the Prime Minister had shown a "severe lack of judgment and care" for his parliamentary party.

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5 minutes ago, John Wright said:

16 Resigned so far.

 

Cabinet

Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Quit last night writing: “The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously.“I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.”

Health Secretary Sajid Javid

Left the government last night within minutes of the Chancellor, writing: “I regret that I can no longer continue in good conscience.”
 

Ministers

Will Quince, Education Minister

Resigned this morning after being sent out on TV to defend the PM days ago, saying Downing Street briefings "have now been found to be inaccurate".

Alex Chalk, Solicitor General

The most high-profile of the resignations from outside of the Cabinet, Mr Chalk said that he could not "defend the indefensible".

Robin Walker, Education Minister

Minister for Schools Robin Walker said: "Unfortunately, recent events have made it clear to me that our great party, for which I have campaigned all of my adult life, has become distracted from its core missions by a relentless focus on questions of leadership."

Parliamentary private secretaries

Jonathan Gullis, Northern Ireland Office

In a statement, Mr Gullis tendered his resignation "with a heavy heart", adding that his party has been "more focused on dealing with our reputational damage rather than delivering for the people of this country".

Saqib Bhatti, Department of Health and Social Care

Mr Bhatti quit his role with a statement that "recent events have undermined trust and standards in public life".

Nicola Richards, Department of Transport

Ms Richards said in a statement that she could not serve "under the current circumstances".

Virginia Crosbie, Welsh Office

Ms Crosbie said in a Facebook post that if Mr Johnson is left in office, he will "irrevocably" harm the Government and the Conservative Party.

Laura Trott, Department of Transport

She said in a Facebook post: "Trust in politics is - and must always be - of the upmost importance, but sadly in recent months this has been lost.

Others

Bim Afolami, vice-chairman of the Conservative Party for youth

Speaking to Talk TV, Mr Afolami announced that he too would have to step down, adding: "I just don't think the Prime Minister any longer has, not just my support, but he doesn't have, I don't think, the support of the party, or indeed the country any more."

Andrew Murrison, trade envoy to Morocco

In a letter calling for Mr Johnson to resign, Mr Murrison quit his job, saying that the PM's position had become "unrecoverable".

Theodora Clarke, trade envoy to Kenya

The Stafford MP resigned from her position as trade envoy to Kenya with a statement which said she takes "allegations of sexual misconduct very seriously" and that the Prime Minister had shown a "severe lack of judgment and care" for his parliamentary party.

Boris must be running out of people to replace them.  He'll be calling in the scouts next.

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1 hour ago, Roxanne said:

Boris must be running out of people to replace them.  He'll be calling in the scouts next.

It's reminiscent of when the whole labour front bench was resigning under Corbyn, and literally anyone left was appointed as a shadow minister.  The Tory Party should take note of what happened there.

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The resignation letters from both John Glen and Felicity Buchan each carry a hand-written date, giving the impression that perhaps the letters were composed and existed for some time before the official release.

Just a minor point I'm sure...

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