Quince says he will resign after receiving “incorrect information” about the appointment of Chris Pincher, the official who was forced to resign last week because he allegedly groped two men. Minister Quince appeared in the media on Tuesday morning to say Johnson was unaware of previous complaints against Pincher when he was appointed. Later in the day it turned out that he had been told at that time. According to Quince, he received assurances that the prime minister knew nothing of the complaints and that he “accepted and repeated them in good faith”. He now sees no other option but to resign.
Quince and Walker aren’t the first to step down since Johnson’s recent riots. On Tuesday, important ministers Rishi Sunak (Finance) and Sajid Javid (Health) resigned from their duties. In addition, nine other government officials, including chief legal supervisor Alex Chuck, have resigned. British media describe this crisis as a crisis and many members of Johnson’s party believe a new vote of confidence should be taken. Before that, the rules must be amended first, because the prime minister survived such a vote just a month ago. Then he won the support of 59 percent of his party members.
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