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Two More Ministers Show No Confidence On Boris Johnson Govt

Two more ministers resigned from the UK government today, piling further pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was clinging to power on Wednesday, gravely wounded by the resignation of ministers who said he was not fit to govern and with a growing number of lawmakers calling for him to go.

Two more ministers resigned from the UK government today, piling further pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson following the departure of his health and finance ministers.

Will Quince, Minister for Children and Families said that he had "no choice but to tender my resignation" while junior transport minister Laura Trott said she was quitting over a loss of "trust" in the government.

Johnson's finance and health secretaries quit on Tuesday, along with several in more junior roles, saying they could no longer stay in government after the latest in a series of scandals blighted his administration.

With mounting calls for Johnson to go, he showed his determination to stay in office by appointing businessman and education minister Nadhim Zahawi as his new finance minister, and filling some of the other vacancies. 

Zahawi told reporters he would look at all options to rebuild and grow the struggling economy and tame surging inflation, when asked if he would cut taxes such as corporation tax.


(Reuters)


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