Boris Johnson is skating on ultra-thin ice after the latest scandal has seen the British PM hit rock bottom – at least in the public’s eye.
On Tuesday, July 5, two integral senior ministers of the UK Parliament, Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak, resigned from the cabinet, allegedly announcing their resignations within minutes of each other, according to Aljazeera.
I have spoken to the Prime Minister to tender my resignation as Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.
It has been an enormous privilege to serve in this role, but I regret that I can no longer continue in good conscience. pic.twitter.com/d5RBFGPqXp
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) July 5, 2022
Even more shockingly, over the last day alone, at least 32 British lawmakers are alleged to have left Johnson’s office and a number of Conservative Party lawmakers have encouraged Johnson to quit before things get worse.
The shock resignations come just a day after the British PM narrowly won a no-confidence vote on Monday night, July 4, with a scathing 41% of his party voting against him.
According to The Guardian, a number of opposing party members cited “his lack of repentance over the Partygate scandal and the public’s loss of trust in his leadership”.
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.
My letter to the Prime Minister below. pic.twitter.com/vZ1APB1ik1
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) July 5, 2022
The infamous Partygate scandal (2020-2021) saw a vast majority of the British public lose faith in Johnson after a number of the party’s governors were caught breaching lockdown restrictions during a series of social gatherings at 10 Downing St during the global pandemic.
Earlier on Tuesday, July 5, Johnson was forced to apologize for his recent handling of sexual misconduct allegations within the British Parliament, soon after which the two ministers resigned.
Last Thursday, June 30, deputy chief whip Chris Pincher resigned from Parliament after allegations emerged that the chief had groped two parliament males at a private member’s club in London.
According to Aljazeera, the PM had been previously informed of the chief’s alleged inappropriate conduct in 2019 and had done nothing to prevent a recurrence.
Forming part of the ongoing scandal, the internet has since erupted with feuding opinions on the situation and Johnson’s “fitness” to remain as the UK’s PM.
Boris Johnson has been a incompetent, dishonest PM from day one and it’s an indictment that he was ever elected in the first place. But it’s darkly funny that this is what’s bringing him down instead of all the other awful things he’s done.
— Billy Dee Billiams (@RealSillyOwl) July 7, 2022
In the United Kingdom, two more ministers resigned today from Boris Johnson’s government and another was fired. The only cabinet they can keep stocked at 10 Downing Street is the liquor cabinet.
— Walter Concrete (@walter_concrete) July 7, 2022
Well said, #JustGo! @BorisJohnson #ResignNow
Look at the polls. Even if you had a personal mandate (which you did not), you most certainly do not now. The country doesn’t want you. You are making a complete fool of yourself. Leave now or the laughing will only get louder. https://t.co/dL7Nte7Yk7
— AdaVents ???????????? (@AdaMayBowen) July 7, 2022
Boris, game over for you. Your Leftist Globalist ideology was your own undoing.
Bye bye. You won’t be in the circle of the fucksticks that think they will be running the world. However, you won’t have to face the consequences of that role.
— George Orwell (@GeorgeO37605552) July 7, 2022
Whilst many want to see the PM burn for his alleged incompetence, others are rallying their support behind him despite the damning allegations.
I follow pretty closely. I’m weighing this with his official actions on behalf of Britain and for freedom around the world. He stands up, while others hide…lately hiding behind him.
— Jon G (@JonG919) July 7, 2022
????????Good News is that Boris Johnson has refused to step down, citing ‘hugely important issues facing the country.’
Boris is very much needed to unite the world against Russian Nazi forces and to win the upcoming WW3. pic.twitter.com/3AMzIt1DM9
— BroidNewsTV (@BroidNewsTV) July 7, 2022
Boris Johnson is far less corrupt and far more competent than Donald Trump. He’s on the brink of resignation while America’s AG has been handed a iron clad case on a silver platter and still refuses to act. This isn’t to say Johnson isn’t a piece of shit. He is.
— Jesus America Hates Women Christ ???????? (@BastardSon__) July 7, 2022
As it stands, Johnson continues to fight to remain in power despite growing calls from politicians and the public alike working to have him ousted.