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What’s brewing between UK PM Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak?

London: Boris Johnson or Indian origin Rishi Sunak? By the look at the odds on Rishi Sunak glisteing on the favourite step in at 10 Downing Street, the odds that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will resign are rising higher.

Time seems to be hammering UK PM Boris Johnson, as pressure mounts higher on the country’s premier not only from the Opposition but also from within his own Conservative Party to step down in the wake of revelations of a drinks party at Downing Street during the country’s first Covid-19 lockdown in May 2020. Conspicuously, Rishi Sunak was missing from the House of Commons chamber on Wednesday when his boss issued a “heartfelt apology” for the apparent breach of lockdown guidelines.

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“I’ve been on a visit all day today continuing work on our #PlanForJobs as well as meeting MPs to discuss the energy situation,” Sunak tweeted, in an attempt to quash speculation that his absence by Johnson’s side in Parliament was an attempt to distance himself from the embattled party leader.

“The PM was right to apologise and I support his request for patience while Sue Gray carries out her enquiry,” he said.

PM Boris is currently facing investigations into the alleged defiance of Covid induced lockdown and partying in May 2020. The investigation is being led by Senior civil servant Sue Gray. There have been a string of revelations around similar events in recent weeks, which Johnson has tried to justify as work events within the premises of his workplace.

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But there is growing infighting and disquiet within Tory party ranks, with many backbenchers speaking out to say his position was untenable after attending what appeared to be gatherings in breach of the rules in place at the time.




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