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'Game over': British newspapers see Boris Johnson's future hanging by a thread

‘Game over’: British newspapers see Boris Johnson’s future hanging by a thread

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After the departure of two of his top ministers, British newspapers see Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the verge of collapse. The Telegraph says the prime minister’s future hangs by a thread, while the conservative Times calls on Johnson to resign “for the good of the country”. Newspaper headlines “Game Over”. “Every day he stays in power longer, the chaos gets worse.”

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times Johnson goes on to say that Johnson is making a mistake if he clings to power any longer, because he “no longer has the confidence of his party and his country”. In the daily Mail Johnson appears to be an “exceptional politician”, “but after all that has happened, despite his accomplishments, he now looks like a prime minister doomed to failure.” according to Watchman The only question is “how and when” Johnson should resign.

Former Brexit Secretary David Frost wrote telegraph Then again that if Johnson does not resign, he risks “bringing down the party and government with it”. Other members of the government should also ask themselves, according to Frost, whether they are “really happy with the current path.”

Johnson gets support from Daily Expresswhom Johnson called the “wounded” but also the “liberated”.

On Tuesday evening, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Minister Sajid Javid announced their resignations around the same time. In their letters of resignation, they were not without their criticism of the prime minister. For example, Javid writes, it is clear that “the situation will not change under your leadership, and I have lost my confidence as a result.”

Most members of the government indicated during Tuesday evening that they continue to support Johnson as prime minister. The 58-year-old has been prime minister since July 2019 and has been running a series of scandals behind him.

The resignation of two senior ministers

The reason for Javid’s departure and the scandal surrounding hercum whipChris Pincher. Johnson was forced to apologize on Tuesday for his approach to Pincher, who was said to have touched two men. After all, it turns out that the prime minister “forgot” that he had been briefed on previous allegations of improper behavior by Pincher.

The weekly questions are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in the British House of Commons.

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