According to the BBC, BORIS Johnson could be considering firing one of his most senior Cabinet members as part of a major shakeup at Downing Street.
After four of his key advisors quit, the Prime Minister had to restructure his inner circle on Friday morning. This made it even more difficult to keep Number 10 in his hands.
The exodus was Johnson’s way of “taking control” in the face of possible leadership challenges. There are also allegations that Downing Street is bribing with rules.
Johnson Munira mirza, a long-standing ally, resigned as director of the policy unit after he used a “scurrilous Jimmy Savile smear” against Sir Keir Starmer, Labour leader.
Soon after, chief-of-staff Dan Rosenfield, principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds, and Jack Doyle, Director of Communications, followed her out the door.
Three men were involved in “partygate”, and Greg Hands, energy minister, suggested that their departures could be linked to a clean-out following Sue Gray’s investigation into the allegations.
Laura Kuensberg, speaking to BBC Newscast, stated that Johnson’s allies would love to present these resignations in the context of promised changes.
Listeners were told by that he may do some of the things he promised MPs.
She added that “some say he promised he would get rid the chief whip” and that one MP suggested he might get rid the leader of House of Commons Jacob Reese-Mogg.
“That’s not a proven claim, but it is what one MP said to the PM in good faith.”
“We will need to see if that is sufficient for MPs.”
Rees-Mogg has been an avid defender of Johnson during his many scandals in recent weeks.
After Gray’s “update”, he stated that he had “remember how well the Prime Minster has done in general running of being Prime Minister.”
Rees-Mogg stated that Boris Johnson was “determined to make things right” and said that it is impossible to ignore the majority of 80.
He continued: “So many people voted for Boris Johnson personally rather than voting for the political parties.
“Politicians must accept that our bosses, the British people, are our bosses, and that they voted for him to be in office.”