Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Defiant Johnson Refuses to Quit After Slew of Resignations” – below is their description.
Boris Johnson told Cabinet colleagues he will not resign as Conservative leader and prime minister, according to an official, despite a slew of ministers quitting and some of his closest allies demanding he go.
In a dramatic move late Wednesday, Johnson fired a key Cabinet minister, Michael Gove, as Downing Street tries to show it is fighting back. The prime minister intends to fill some government positions as soon as tonight, according to the official. The pound fell 0.2% against the dollar.
Senior ministers including Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng had earlier told Johnson his time was up, after the resignations of Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Tuesday set in motion a dramatic 24 hours in British politics.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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