Prime Minister’s Policy Chief Munira Mirza, Chief of Staff Dan Rosenfield, Principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds and Communications Director Jack Doyle all stepped down within hours on Thursday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (File Photo)
COVID-19 related lockdown (covid 19 lockdown) Prime Minister Boris Johnson embroiled in controversy over the organization of the party in the Prime Minister’s Office (PM Boris JohnsonFour of his close aides have resigned. Prime Minister’s Policy Chief Munira Mirza, Chief of Staff Dan Rosenfield, Principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds and Communications Director Jack Doyle all stepped down within hours on Thursday. Earlier in the investigation, it was revealed that several parties were organized in Downing Street (Prime Minister’s Office) amid strict Kovid-19 lockdown rules in the country.
According to a BBC report on Friday, Doyle also confirmed his resignation soon after Mirza’s resignation. After this Rosenfeld and Reynolds also resigned. The resignation of top officials comes at a time when Johnson, 57, is facing mounting questions about his leadership within the party. “Recent weeks have taken a toll on my family life,” Doyle told employees. ,
Rosenfeld had offered his resignation to the PM
A Downing Street spokeswoman said in a statement that Rosenfeld had offered her resignation to the prime minister earlier on Thursday, but would remain in office until a successor is found, the report said. Reynolds, the prime minister’s principal private secretary, would do the same and would later take on a role in the State Department. Mirza’s resignation would have made more sense. She was one of Johnson’s longtime aides and is a prominent leader who helped shape the prime minister’s platform.
However, Mirza resigned over the prime minister’s false claims that he had failed to prosecute Sir Keir Starmer Jimmy Saville, leader of the opposition Labor Party, when he was director of public prosecutions, and refused to apologise.
Finance Minister Rishi Sunak publicly distanced himself from Johnson’s original remarks, saying, “To be honest, I didn’t say that. Asked whether Johnson should apologise, the Indian-origin leader said, “It is for the prime minister to decide. Sunak had not previously criticized Johnson directly during the revelations of holding parties in Downing Street amid the lockdown, but admitted that mistakes had been made.
Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings claimed that Mirza’s departure “is a clear sign that the bunker is collapsing and the prime minister’s time is up.” He urged the ministers to show “similar moral courage” and resign.
If Johnson continues to lose support like this, it is possible that his Prime Minister’s term will end in a few days. Johnson told a journalist for Britain’s Channel 5 News that he was “deeply sorry” to have “lost” Mirza, who worked with the prime minister for 14 years. Johnson said he did not agree with Mirza’s claim that his remarks on Starmer were inappropriate.
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