CNN reports that the Conservative Party administration of the United Kingdom was hit with two sudden resignations by senior ministers on Tuesday amidst the government’s most recent scandal centered, unsurprisingly, around the embattled Prime Minister and party leader Boris Johnson.
The resignations prompted a wave of junior officials within the government to resign with at least one doing so via live television.
The blow came Tuesday when two ministers resigned within mere minutes of each other following the revelation that Johnson was aware of assault complaints against the recently ousted deputy chief whip Chris Pincer.
Boris’s administration previously denied any prior knowledge of evidence of wrongdoing on Pincher’s part.
This latest episode follows ongoing turmoil over Johnson’s own blatant violation of his government’s COVID-19 rules and the subsequent no confidence vote brought against Johnson – the still current Prime Minister.