Thunderbolt across the Channel.

Two ministers officially resigned on Tuesday July 5 from Boris Johnson's government a few minutes apart.

It was first the British Minister of Health, Sajid Javid, who made this announcement on Twitter, explaining that he no longer had confidence in the Prime Minister of the country.

In his resignation letter, he says it "is clear to (him) that the situation is not going to change under your leadership - and therefore you have lost my trust".

I have spoken to the Prime Minister to tender my resignation as Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.

It has been an enormous privilege to serve in this role, but I regret that I can no longer continue in good conscience.

— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) July 5, 2022

Then it was the turn of the British Minister of Finance, Rishi Sunak, to announce that he is resigning from office after a series of scandals that have rocked the government of Boris Johnson in recent months.

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.

My letter to the Prime Minister below.

— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) July 5, 2022

"The public rightfully expects the government to be conducted competently and seriously," he said on Twitter.

In this letter to the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak reported "fundamentally too different approaches" with the latter in the preparation of a joint speech on the economy scheduled for next week.

With Reuters and AFP

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