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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces Cabinet meltdown after 2 senior ministers quit

Last month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a vote of no confidence in his own party. PHOTO: AFP
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LONDON - The government of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in a meltdown after two of his most senior ministers resigned, followed by no less than 30 junior ministers and other officials, all claiming that they no longer had confidence in Mr Johnson’s conduct and leadership.

In what will go down as one of the most dramatic British political upsets in recent times, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Minister Sajid Javid tendered their resignations to Mr Johnson within 20 minutes of each other on Tuesday (July 5) evening.

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