UK finance minister Sunak quits in protest at Johnson

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By Guardian Nigeria

05 July 2022   |   5:36 pm

Britain's finance minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday announced his resignation, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under fire for his handling of a sleaze scandal involving a senior colleague. "The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously," Sunak wrote in his resignation letter. "I recognise this may be my last ministerial…

[FILES] Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak reacts as he arrives in Downing Street in central London on September 8, 2021. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday announced his resignation, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under fire for his handling of a sleaze scandal involving a senior colleague.

“The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously,” Sunak wrote in his resignation letter.

“I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.”

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