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Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis resigns from UK gov't amid political crisis in London

Baku, July 7, AZERTAC

A group of British politicians resigned from the government Thursday morning amid the political crisis surrounding the Boris Johnson government, according to Anadolu Agency.

Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, resigned, saying “a decent and responsible government relies on honesty, integrity and mutual respect.”

Lewis had been the Northern Ireland secretary since 2020 and a close ally to Prime Minister Johnson.

Lewis’ resignation was followed by Treasury Minister Helen Whately.

The avalanche of resignations in the Johnson government started Tuesday evening as Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid quit as the chancellor and health minister, respectively.

Security and Borders Minister Damian Hinds and Science Minister George Freeman were the latest politicians to leave the government Thursday morning, bringing the total number of government resignations to 50.

 

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