LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Nadhim Zahawi told Boris Johnson to resign on Thursday, significantly less than 48 hours after the prime minister promoted him to the job, declaring the disaster engulfing the government would only get worse.
“This is not sustainable and it will only get worse, for you, for the Conservative Party and most importantly of all the place,” Zahawi stated on Twitter following far more than 50 ministers and aides resigned from the government.
“You ought to do the proper thing and go now.”
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Zahawi did not say he experienced resigned, but claimed he went to the key minister’s workplace in Downing Street with cupboard colleagues on Wednesday evening to convey to Johnson to “go away with dignity”.
“I am heartbroken that he has not listened and that he is now undermining the incredible achievements of this governing administration,” Zahawi reported in a letter.
“The nation warrants a governing administration that is not only stable, but which acts with integrity. Prime Minister you know in your heart what the correct 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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