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, significantly less than 48 hrs after the primary minister promoted him to the career, expressing the crisis engulfing the govt would only get even worse.
“This is not sustainable and it will only get even worse, for you, for the Conservative Party and most importantly of all the region,” Zahawi explained on Twitter soon after more than 50 ministers and aides resigned from the governing administration.
“You should do the proper detail and go now.”
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Zahawi did not say he experienced resigned, but said he went to the prime minister’s place of work in Downing Road with cupboard colleagues on Wednesday evening to tell 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 explained in a letter.
“The state warrants a authorities that is not only stable, but which functions with integrity. Prime Minister you know in your coronary heart what the proper issue to do is, and go now.”
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Reporting by Kate Holton and Alistair Smout Editing by William James and Michael Holden
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