Wednesday, July 06, 2022

And the total is ...

 At least thirty-one ministers and aides have now quit Johnson's government as of 16.15 today.  That number will probably have increased by the time you read this.

Yesterday was the Big Day when Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, and Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, both resigned. No more big names since, They're obviously trying to choose the optimum moment when it makes them look good - someone should tell them it's already too late - but won't damage their standing with Johnson should he remain in office. And he has said it will take a flamethrower to get him out.

Remember integrity and dignity? We've not seen much of those qualities for a very long time.

Ministers with principles would have left government ages ago; it's only rats now. 

And yet there are still members of the great British public who think Johnson's doing a good job and is being picked upon.

And in case you missed it, the new Chancellor is the same M.P. who not so long ago was found to have claimed expenses of over five thousand pounds for heating his stables.

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In happier news my arbour is nearly up and I have ordered climbing roses for it. Husband tells me he fell off his ladder in the process but that he's fine. 

I'm trying to think of something jolly but am failing miserably.


According to the BBC, "a record 14 ministers have resigned in a single day today, more than have ever quit in a single day before. The previous record was 11 ministers in 1932."


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I assume there's a big betting business among the bookies concerning when Boris Johnson will finally go!

Liz Hinds said...

It could come sooner than we expect - but then again this is Johnson.

Boud said...

It seems to be the new dictator style -- refuse to leave. We're still dealing with the results of one of them here.

The problem is that your government and ours both assumed a certain sense of responsibility and upholding the law, with few guardrails against people who got in, rewarded their friends and were supported by them in their refusal to go.
I hope you're soon relieved of him.

Marie Smith said...

I always wonder who is to replace such people. Sometimes that doesn’t look too good either.

Liz Hinds said...

Boud, Marie, I sort of hope he's gone soon but the alternatives are almost as bad.

Polly said...

With everything else that's going on I'm feeling very anxious about what's going to happen with our government, who will take over?