Johnson reshuffles after snack and Javid’s shock resignation

Nadhim Zahawi became the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Tuesday. This is because Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to reshuffle the cabinet.

This follows Johnson’s resignation after processing allegations of sexual misconduct against Chris Pincher and after a group of two Secretaries of State and lower ministers opposed the Prime Minister.

Sajid Javid resigned as Minister of Health, saying he had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership. Within minutes, Rishi Sunak resigned from the Minister of Finance because of differences in basic economic policies.

Zahwi, who led the deployment of the UK’s COVID-19 vaccine in the first year of the pandemic and took over the role of Education Secretary in the final cabinet reshuffle, landed at 11 Downing Street as the new Prime Minister.

Johnson praised “the biggest tax cut in 10 years” the day before the National Health Insurance standard was raised, but following the National Health Insurance rate hike, many people are paying more taxes than last year. I’m paying.

Former Minister of Higher Education Michelle Donelan filled the vacant seats left by Zahawi and became Secretary of Education. Her work left by her remained free on Wednesday morning.

Steve Berkley, who was Johnson’s Chief of Staff in the last cabinet reshuffle, is now the Minister of Health.

Javid and Sunak’s resignation came after the Prime Minister admitted that it was a “mistake” to keep Chris Pincher in government role, despite allegations of sexual misconduct against Chris Pincher.

Downing Street said last week that Johnson was unaware of a formal complaint against Pincher, but this week he admitted that he had forgotten when he was informed of the investigation.

It caused a series of resignations and hit Johnson hard. Johnson barely survived last month with a confidence vote that 41 percent of Conservative lawmakers voted to expel him.

Bim Aforami, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party, Resign live on Talk TV Tuesday night.

So far, at least 10 other Conservatives have resigned from the Johnson administration. This includes Jonathan Gullis, Parliamentary Secretary of State (PPS), Secretary of State of Northern Ireland. Saqib Bhatti, PPS to Minister of Health; Andrew Marison, Trade Envoy to Morocco. Nicola Richards, PPS to the Ministry of Transport. Virginia Crosby, PPS in Wales office. Theo Clark, a trade envoy to Kenya. Alex Chalk, Secretary of Justice. Laura Kenny, transport from PPS to Secretary of State. Robin Walker, Minister of School Standards. Will Quince, Minister of Children and Family.

Quince defended Johnson on Monday, saying that he was “given a clear guarantee that the Prime Minister was not aware of any serious and specific allegations about pinchers.”

In his resignation, Quince said, “I have no choice,” and had no choice but to resign after “accepting and repeating these guarantees in good faith.”

Hastings and Rye’s Sally-Ann Hart, who supported Johnson in a vote of no confidence last month, said Tuesday that “it is no longer possible to support Boris Johnson as a Conservative leader and prime minister.” ..

Cultural Secretary Nadine Dorries, Jacob Reese Mogg, Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Conor Burns, Minister of Northern Ireland, and Alister Jack, Minister of Scotland, have expressed their continued support for the Prime Minister.

Lily Chow


Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.

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