Boris Johnson news LIVE: Latest updates as Dominic Raab and Priti Patel are among Cabinet ministers who have come out in support of PM after Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid shock resignations
Follow updates here after Rishi Sunak quit as chancellor and Sajid Javid resigned as health secretary – with Boris Johnson’s leadership facing a fresh crisis:
The architect behind Brexit and Mr Johnson’s former chief of staff has used his Twitter to joyously announce #RegimeChange in No.10, suggesting he thinks the PM’s time is up.
Mr Cummings has been a vocal critic of the Prime Minister since he was unceremoniously sacked from his Downing Street role after a row with Mr Johnson’s wife, Carrie.
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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries backed the PM, tweeting: ‘I’m not sure anyone
actually doubted this, however, I am 100 behind [Boris Johnson]the PM who
consistently gets all the big decisions right.’
Dorries was seen leaving Downing Street in a ministerial car after the duel resignations of Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said “the whole rotten lot” in Boris Johnson’s Westminster government should go.
She said: ‘Feels like end might be nigh for Johnson – not a moment too soon.
‘Notable tho that the resigning ministers were only prepared to go when they were lied to – they defended him lying to public.
‘The whole rotten lot need to go. And needs the permanent alternative of independence.’
Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab and Home Secretary Priti Patel are not expected to quit. A source close to Mr Raab said he was ‘loyal’ to Mr Johnson, while an ally of Ms Patel said ‘she’s staying’.
MailOnline’s top story – Is this finally the end for Boris Johnson?
Boris Johnson is teetering on the brink tonight after Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid both dramatically quit his Cabinet in a coordinated attack.
The Chancellor and Health Secretary dropped their bombshells on the PM within minutes of each other, shortly after he issued a grovelling apology over his appointment of shamed MP Chris Pincher.
Read the full story from MailOnline’s political reporters James Tapsfield and Greg Heffer here:
Good evening and welcome to MailOnline’s liveblog on a dramatic evening for British politics.
Rishi Sunak has quit as chancellor and Sajid Javid has resigned as health secretary as Boris Johnson’s leadership faces a fresh crisis.
Stay with us throughout this evening for all the latest updates after Mr Johnson was forced into a humiliating apology over his handling of the Chris Pincher row, after it emerged he had forgotten about being told of previous allegations of ‘inappropriate’ conduct.
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