Britain’s Boris Johnson battles to stay as PM amid revolt

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden chat at the beach ahead of a G7 summit in...
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden chat at the beach ahead of a G7 summit in Cornwall.(Source: Number 10/Flickr/CNN)
Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 9:44 PM CDT
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LONDON (AP) — A defiant British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling to remain in office, shrugging off calls for his resignation after three Cabinet ministers and a slew of junior officials said they could no longer serve under his scandal-plagued leadership.

British media is reporting that Johnson is refusing to step down, citing “hugely important issues facing the country.″

Members of the opposition Labour Party showered Johnson with shouts of “Go! Go!’’ during the weekly ritual of Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons.

Members of his own Conservative Party also challenged him. Critics argue the leader’s days are numbered following his poor handling of sexual misconduct allegations against a senior official.

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