New UK finance minister Zahawi says PM Johnson must go
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Nadhim Zahawi told Boris Johnson to resign on Thursday, less than 48 hours right after the key minister promoted him to the job, stating the disaster engulfing the governing administration would only get even worse.
“This is not sustainable and it will only get even worse, for you, for the Conservative Get together and most importantly of all the place,” Zahawi mentioned on Twitter soon after far more than 50 ministers and aides resigned from the federal government.
“You need to do the ideal matter and go now.”
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Zahawi did not say he experienced resigned, but mentioned he went to the key minister’s business office in Downing Road with cupboard colleagues on Wednesday night to convey to Johnson to “go away with dignity”.
“I am heartbroken that he hasn’t listened and that he is now undermining the incredible achievements of this governing administration,” Zahawi reported in a letter.
“The region deserves a federal government that is not only stable, but which acts with integrity. Primary Minister you know in your heart what the appropriate matter to do is, and go now.”
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Reporting by Kate Holton and Alistair Smout Modifying by William James and Michael Holden
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