Rebellious Boris Johnson rejected a call for resignation from a cabinet colleague after his support for leadership collapsed in Westminster.
The British Prime Minister met with ministers on Thursday in issue 10 where he was told that he had lost the trust of the Tories and was unable to continue his duties.
British Home Secretary Priti Patel, Business Secretary Kwasi Quarten, Transport Minister Grant Shaps, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis, and Wales Secretary Simon Hart told Johnson to resign. I was alone.
The PA news agency understands that Mr Patel spoke to the Prime Minister to convey the “overwhelming view” of the Parliamentary Party.
Mr. Chaps is believed to have told Johnson that he is unlikely to win another vote of no confidence and should instead schedule his departure on his own terms.
Nadhim Zahawi, who was only appointed prime minister on Tuesday, reportedly participated in the confrontation with Mr Johnson.
However, Johnson sought a “more dignified exit” and rejected the suggestion that he should instead fight for his political future. This can lead to further cabinet resignations.
A source close to the prime minister told his colleagues that if he resigned, the party would almost certainly lose the next election.
According to sources, Johnson “continues to focus on providing to the public” and is working on “a very important issue facing the country.”
Neither Mr. Chaps nor Mr. Zahawi are expected to resign, even though the Prime Minister refused to resign.
Allies, including British Cultural Secretary Nadine Dorries and Brexit Opportunity Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg, continued to support Mr Johnson.
British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab also remained loyal to Mr Johnson and defended him at a 1922 Backbench Commission meeting.
Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the conservative 1922 Commission, went to Downing Street to convey the views of the backbencher after a parliamentary meeting in parliament that asked Mr Johnson to go. It was thought to have visited.
If Mr Johnson refuses to go, his fate ultimately lies with Tory lawmakers. If the rules of the Commission in 1922 were changed to allow another vote of no confidence within 12 months.
Committee executives did not make immediate changes to the rules on Wednesday, but the executive committee’s elections are scheduled to take place on Monday, before the results late that night.
New executives may decide to change the rules, and Johnson then faced a new battle for his tenure.