British health minister Javid, finance minister Sunak resign in protest at PM


LONDON — Britain’s finance and health ministers Rishi Sunak has resigned in protest against Boris Johnson’s leadership.

Britain’s finance and health ministers resigned on Tuesday, in what looked to be a final blow for Prime Minister Boris Johnson who had tried to apologize for the latest scandal involving a sexual misconduct complaint over one of his ministers.

The former Cabinet ministers told the PM they had lost confidence in him.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced his resignation in a statement, saying he could “no longer continue in good conscience.”

Moments later, finance minister Rishi Sunak also announced he was quitting.

The resignations came as Johnson was apologizing for what he said was a mistake by not realizing that former whip Chris Pincher was unsuitable for a job in government after complaints of sexual misconduct were made against him.

“In hindsight, it was the wrong thing to do. I apologize to everyone who’s been badly affected by it,” Johnson told broadcasters. — Agencies

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