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Housing Secretary holds on amid Cabinet exits

Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid sensationally quit as Chancellor and Health Secretary respectively this evening but Housing Secretary Michael Gove is staying put.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been hit by a new wave of resignations amid the controversy surrounding improper behaviour of former housing minister Chris Pincher.

The departures came after Johnson admitted he should have never appointed Pincher as deputy chief whip as he had been investigated for improper behaviour while at the Foreign Office.


Pincher resigned after new groping claims this week.

Despite the departures of Sunak and Javid, Gove is reported so far to be staying on.

It is unclear if and when a reshuffle will now take place to appoint a new chancellor and health secretary.


  • Algarve  Investor

    Gove is as slippery and snake-like as they come and will be entirely out for himself. He'll be weighing up whether loyalty is to his advantage or whether Boris Johnson is such a busted flush he can afford to suddenly find his morals down the back of the sofa. Gove has noticeably not been on the airwaves defending Johnson recently, but the man hasn't been the longest-serving Cabinet minister for nothing - he knows how to survive at all costs.

    You can bet your bottom dollar he'd be in No 11 quicker than anything if Boris were to offer him the position of Chancellor.

    Either way, only a matter of time until Johnson goes, it's just a matter of how long he drags it out. So there will be a new Housing Secretary and Housing Minister again before too long.

  • David Clark

    Why do MP's all behave with the maturity of spoilt children? If we had an election today I'd struggle to vote for any of them, whatever political persuasion. Politics of the playground!


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