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A total of 44 people, consisting of ministers, junior ministers, ministers of state and a number of other important positions, decided to resign from the cabinet of British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Previously, the British Minister of Finance, Rishi Sunak, had resigned and the British Minister of Health, Sajid Javid. They said they no longer trust the Johnson government.

Welsh Secretary Simon Hart was also among those who resigned on Wednesday (6/7/2022). In addition, there was the Minister of State for Health, Edward Argar, and a member of parliament, James Daly, who also decided to leave the cabinet.

  1. Five top ministers resign, Johnson refuses to step down

The Guardian , Thursday (7/7/2022), of the 44 people who resigned, five of them were prime ministers or senior ministers. However, Johnson is still holding on to his position as prime minister despite being pressured to step down.

"The prime minister's job in a difficult situation when you've been given your mandate is to keep working, and that's what I'm going to do," Johnson told parliament yesterday.

The five main ministers who resigned were Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, Health Minister Sajid Javid, Child and Family Affairs Minister Will Quince, Junior Transport Minister Laura Trott and Schools Minister Robin Walker.

  1. Fed up with the Johnson scandal

Five ministers and dozens of others said they were disgusted by the Johnson scandal that continues to plague the government's cabinet.

When announcing he was stepping down from the position of finance minister, Sunak said that the British government had to be taken seriously.

"This government should be carried out seriously, competently and in accordance with government regulations," said Sunak.

Meanwhile, Javid, who resigned from the post of health minister, said he had lost faith in the Boris Johnson government.

  1. Massive Downing Street renovation

Johnson was also considered unwise when he wanted to renovate Downing Street in May 2021. He reportedly spent 112,000 pounds or around Rp. 2 billion for renovations.

However, Johnson claimed to get the funds from Conservative politician, David Brownlow.

Johnson's leadership has been torn apart by the Partygate scandal. The scandal was a violation of the law in 2020 and 2021, by holding a party amid the restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The scandal has disappointed many, even from conservative supporters loyal to Boris Johnson.

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