This is reported by Kommersant with reference to the data of the British media.
On the morning of July 7, it became known that the Minister for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, joined the group of officials who handed over portfolios. Lewis wrote on social networks about the resignation letter addressed to Johnson, explaining that, according to him, such values as honesty and mutual respect are no longer respected in the prime minister's government.
In total, the number of officials and ministers who no longer want to work with Johnson has reached fifty.
Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Minister Sajid Javid, Secretary of the Treasury Secretary Helen Whateley, and about two dozen deputy ministers have already left their posts in Johnson's cabinet.
The reason for the mass departure of Johnson's colleagues from their posts was the appointment of former Deputy Foreign Minister Christopher Pincher, who is accused of sexual harassment of men, to a new position, as well as Johnson's Partygate, a scandal caused by his wine parties, held bypassing the bans during the pandemic covid lockdown. in 2020-2021.
Johnson was at first stubborn and did not want to leave, but polls showed that more than half (62%) of British citizens want Johnson, who was disgraced at drunken covid gatherings, to leave his post.
Boris Johnson will step down as leader of the Conservatives today, but will serve as acting prime minister until the fall, according to the BBC. There will be a leadership race over the Conservative Party this summer, with a new prime minister to be named at the party's convention in October.
Sky News, citing a Downing Street report, said Johnson will deliver an address to the nation on Thursday amid expectations of his possible resignation.
“I have just received an official statement from Downing Street. The Prime Minister will address the country today. So Boris Johnson will make a statement. It’s over for him”, - the presenter said live on the TV channel (quote from RIA Novosti).