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Britain: Four top Boris Johnson government officials resign

Two other senior officials of the Government of the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson, have presented their resignation on Thursday, which brings to four the number of people in his circle who have resigned in one day, confirmed a government spokesman.

This spokesman stated that they will leave their posts the Chief of Staff, Dan Rosenfield, and Johnson’s private secretary, civil servant Martin Reynolds.

They both tendered their resignations. “the prime minister has accepted them”, The source indicated, adding that they will remain in their positions until replacements are found.

According to information released in recent weeks, Rosenfield and Reynolds were involved in parties organized in Downing Street against pandemic restrictions, twelve of which are now being investigated by Police.

Reynolds allegedly invited a hundred people to a party on May 20, 2020, urging bring alcohol to “take advantage of the good weather“. Johnson has admitted that he attended the event, although he says he thought it was “for work”.

The march of these collaborators of the conservative leader is added to two other resignations also announced today.

Jack Doyle, the Government Communications Director, has also left his postafter adviser Munira Mirza did.

The news of Doyle’s departure was advanced by the newspaper “The Daily Mail”, where he previously worked, which pointed out that his resignation is not related to Mirza’s previous one, much more painful and politically significant for the prime minister.

According to the newspaper, the resigned, also implicated in the party scandal, explained to his colleagues that he always intended to work “only two years” in the Government, where he entered in 2020, and acknowledged that the last few weeks of criticism “have taken their toll” on his family life.

Mirza, who accompanied the “tory” leader since his time as mayor of London, resigned due to unfounded accusations that he made to the head of the opposition, Keir Starmer, about his alleged inaction, when he was director of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, in a notorious case of sexual abuse starring the late presenter Jimmy Savile.

The policy chief judged that Johnson’s criticism of Starmer during a session in Parliament last Monday, which the prime minister tried to “clarify” today but without apologizing, were “insulting”.

In her resignation letter, the adviser tells him that she believes he was “wrong to suggest that Keir Starmer was personally responsible for allowing Jimmy Savile to escape justice” and regrets that he did not recant and apologize as she had advised.

The adviser was considered one of the closest people to Johnson, who continues to be hounded to resign by the opposition and within his party.

Source: EFE and AP



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