Conservative legislator Jeremy WrightThe former UK minister and attorney general said on Monday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had undermined the power of the government and should resign.
Wright joins Johnson’s list of lawmakers who have withdrawn support for the British leader since an official report released last week described a series of illegal parties at the Downing Street office during the difficult period of the Govt-19 restrictions.
According to him, it cannot be accepted that Johnson has no personal responsibility for what happened. The Prime Minister would have shown the usual disregard for “the soul and often the letter of the Govt rules.”
“I fear these events have caused real and lasting damage to the reputation of this administration, but the government agencies and the authority as a whole,” Wright said in a statement.
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The official added that the good governance government needed more than an apology to restore accountability and confidence, and that Johnson’s tenure would undermine key objectives of the administration.
“Therefore, for this and future governments, I have decided with regret that the Prime Minister should resign,” he said.
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More than 20 Conservative lawmakers have publicly called for Johnson’s resignation since party reports began circulating in the media during the outbreak. A minimum of 54 people is required to formally request a no-confidence vote to implement the mechanism.
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