British Prime Minister, Boris Johnsonhas dismissed one of his greatest allies so far, the Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, who had previously asked him to resign.
According to the BBC, the minister was fired by the “premier”, after his absence from the government bench had already attracted attention in the control session of the Government on Wednesday.
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Previously, sources close to Gove had indicated today that he did not agree with Johnson remaining at the head of the Executive before the recent barrage of resignations of ministers, secretaries of state and other ministerial positions in his cabinet.
A government source quoted by the Financial Times (FT) assures that Gove, one of the ministers closest to Johnson, visited the “premier” at his residence and official office in Downing Street today to inform him that his time at the head of the government and the party has run out.
“Michael (Gove) essentially told him that it is time to go, that (his time as prime minister) is over.”, revealed the source.
The withdrawal of support from Gove, who allied himself with Johnson in his campaign for the leadership in 2019 but who three years earlier had already betrayed him by presenting his candidacy for the “tory” leadership, thus frustrating that of the “premier”, is perceived in this country as an unequivocal signal that the prime minister no longer has the confidence of some of his closest associates.
To date, the Minister of the Economy, Rishi Sunak, and the Minister of Health, Sajid Javid, have submitted their resignations, and a total of 41 Secretaries of State and other ministerial positions have succeeded them.
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