UK’s Johnson refuses to quit despite mass resignations

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told lawmakers that he would “keep going” despite a growing list of Conservative ministers and other officials resigning in protest over his handling of the case of a senior official accused of sexual misconduct.

A delegation of Cabinet ministers planned to meet Johnson at his Downing Street office on Wednesday evening to press him to resign, according to British media reports. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and longtime loyalist Brandon Lewis were among those expected to demand that he quit.

David Davis, a Conservative legislator who had previously called on the 58-year-old leader to resign, told Parliament that he was again asking Johnson “to do the honourable thing, to put the interests of the nation before his own interest, and before … it does become impossible for government to do its job.”

Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from London.

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