Boyant’ Boris Johnson battles as UK prime minister, minister sacked

One of Boris Johnson’s top aides claimed on Wednesday evening that he was in an upbeat mood and plans to take over as British prime minister, moments before it emerged that he had fired a senior cabinet minister. who criticized his stay with him. Downing Street. Britain’s Secretary of State for Leveling Up Michael Gove reportedly told Johnson earlier in the day that it was time for him to step down. Johnson is believed to have called him from Downing Street to inform him that he had been fired from his ministerial position.

Amid ongoing speculation about his leadership, Johnson’s parliamentary private secretary James Dudridge told Sky News on Thursday that there would be a joint plan for the economy set by Johnson and Britain’s new chancellor Nadim Xawi. He has a mandate of 14 million and has a lot to do for the country,” Dudridge said.

“I expect he will make senior cabinet appointments this evening and I look forward to hearing what the PM and his illustrious chancellor Nadim Jahavi will say tomorrow,” he said. Other media reports also confirmed that Johnson has no plans to resign, with a No 10 Downing Street source saying the UK PM is absolutely disobedient.

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the influential 1922 committee of backbench Conservative MPs, has reportedly told its leader that there could be “another confidence vote” in the committee’s executive election on Monday, which Johnson is likely to lose. “The prime minister knows he has a mandate of 14 million people (from the 2019 general election) and the only way he can go is for the party to take that mandate from him,” a source close to Johnson said.

The 1922 committee is responsible for setting the timetable for the Tory leadership competition. To take part in the race, a Tory MP must be nominated by eight aides. If more than two MPs put themselves forward and receive enough nominations to run for leader, a series of secret ballots are held to narrow them down. It was thought that with a large part of his cabinet now demanding his resignation, Johnson would give up and step down. However, it now looks like he is determined to fight until he is voted out in a no-confidence vote by Tory party members.

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