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2 key UK cabinet ministers quit, in blow to Boris Johnson’s leadership

Two of Britain’s most senior cabinet ministers have quit, a move that could spell the end of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership after months of scandals.

Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resign within minutes of each other. Javid says: “I can no longer continue in good conscience.”

Johnson has been hit by allegations that he failed to come clean about a lawmaker who was appointed to a senior position despite claims of sexual misconduct.

Sunak says “the public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously.”

“I recognize this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.”

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