Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have quit Boris Johnson's government, leading a wave of resignations. The chancellor, who quit moments after Mr Javid shortly after 6pm, said: "The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously. I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning." In his letter to the prime minister , Mr Javid said he could "no longer, in good conscience, continue serving in this government" as he referenced the tone and values of Mr Johnson reflecting "on your colleagues, your party and ultimately the country". He added: "It is clear to me that this situation will not change under your leadership - and you have therefore lost my confidence too." 'Very, very grave': Double blow for PM - Politics live Advertisement Their resignations led several junior ministers to quit their posts in … [Read more...] about Crisis for Boris Johnson as Sunak and Javid lead wave of resignations from government
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Ten days ago Boris Johnson said he was mulling a third term until the mid-2030s. Now Tory MPs are questioning if he’ll survive the summer after the brutal resignations of his Chancellor and Health Secretary. Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid published their scathing letters nine minutes apart, just as the PM was due to summon a meeting of his loyalists. It comes after the Prime Minister was accused of lying about whether he knew of allegations against the Tory MP Chris Pincher, who has denied a series of allegations dating back over the last decade. For many Conservatives, how No10 dealt with the claims has been the final straw after months of questions about the PM’s integrity. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon 8 Cancel Play now But will this be enough to oust Boris Johnson once and for all? There are no guarantees and, let’s be honest, it’s just too early for … [Read more...] about What happens now for Boris Johnson – and will he survive as Prime Minister?
It's a bizarre case that has made headlines around the world as a court considers this question: is a man arrested in Scotland an American rape suspect who faked his own death or the victim of mistaken identity? The man accused of being fugitive Nicholas Rossi has been ordered to appear at a hearing in Edinburgh on Thursday as prosecutors seek to have him extradited to the US. Frequently pictured wearing an oxygen mask after being treated for COVID, the man at the centre of the case denies being Rossi and says he is an Irishman called Arthur Knight who has never been to America. Here, Sky News looks at the details of the legal saga that has lasted months as questions about his identity could finally be answered. Who is Nicholas Rossi? Advertisement Rossi is wanted in connection with the rape of a 21-year-old woman in Utah in September 2008, and is also alleged to have assaulted women in Rhode Island, Ohio and Massachusetts. Authorities in … [Read more...] about Is this man a fugitive rape suspect who faked own death or victim of mistaken identity?