Nadhim Zahawi has known as on Boris Johnson to resign simply over a day after being appointed chancellor in his authorities, as extra cupboard ministers stepped down.
In a public letter, Zahawi mentioned he was “heartbroken” that Johnson was not listening to his recommendation as a buddy of over 30 years.
“Prime Minister: this is not sustainable and it will only get worse: for you, for the Conservative party and most importantly of all the country. You must do the right thing and go now,” he mentioned, however stopped wanting resigning himself.
Michelle Donelan, the training secretary appointed this week, additionally resigned, saying the cupboard wanted to pressure Johnson’s hand. She adopted Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, who additionally resigned on Thursday morning.
Lewis mentioned: An honest and accountable authorities depends on honesty, integrity and mutual respect – it’s a matter of profound private remorse that I need to depart authorities as I now not imagine these values are being upheld.”
The newest developments make it more and more seemingly that Johnson won’t be able to final the day as prime minister, regardless of No 10’s insistence on Wednesday night time that he wished to “fight on”.