Ahmedabad, July 7, 2022, Thursday
Amid much speculation and resignation, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to step down soon.
According to a Reuters report, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom may resign later this evening. In the last 48 hours, 39 ministers have resigned, including five in Britain’s cabinet. In such a situation, the pressure on Prime Minister Johnson to step down increased.
For the second time in two months, after the black clouds fell on the government, the government of Indian origin, Rishi Sunak, who is now the mainstay of the government, and Sajid Javid, a Pakistani national, parted ways with the government.
Thirty-nine people, including Financial Services Minister John Glenn, Defense Minister Rachel McLean, Exports and Equality Minister Mike Freer, Housing and Communities Junior Minister Neil O’Brien, and Education Minister Alex Burghat, have resigned in disbelief.
The upheaval in Britain’s politics also raises some questions. What will happen next? If Johnson resigns, how will the new Prime Minister be selected?
What will happen to Boris Johnson?
Boris Jonas won a vote of confidence in the party last month. According to Conservative Party rules, no second no-confidence motion can be brought against him for 12 months. Meanwhile, some lawmakers from Johnson’s own party now want the 12-month immunity period reduced or ended. There are some MPs who are appealing to the rest of the cabinet ministers to resign like the ministers. The direct intention is to force Boris to resign. In that case, if Boris Johnson loses the majority, he may resign and call for re-election.
Johnson now has this option
In such a situation Boris Johnson has 3 options.
1. Johnson will decide whether or not to resign. Several ministers have also stepped up their pressure but they have yet to make a decision.
2. Some more ministers should resign and demand Johnson leave the chair. Some more ministers will leave the cabinet soon, according to the report.
3. To change the party’s 12-month immunity rule which has been suggested by several ministers.