Keir Starmer says Boris' Government is 'collapsing' after string of resignations from Cabinet

The Labour leader spoke out following the resignation letters from Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak


Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer has condemned Boris Johnson's Government as "falling apart" following the resignation of two of the Prime Minister's key Cabinet ministers.

Sir Keir said: "it’s clear that this Government is now collapsing” adding how Cabinet ministers who have resigned have been “complicit” as the Prime Minister “disgraced his office”.

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer
Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer

In a statement, the Labour leader continued saying: “After all the sleaze, the scandals and the failure, it’s clear that this Government is now collapsing. Tory cabinet ministers have known all along who this Prime Minister is.

“They have been his cheerleaders throughout this sorry saga:

– backing him when he broke the law

– backing him when he lied repeatedly

– backing him when he mocked the sacrifices of the British people.

“In doing so, they have been complicit every step of the way as he has disgraced his office and let down his country. If they had a shred of integrity they would have gone months ago.

“The British public will not be fooled. The Tory party is corrupted and changing one man won’t fix that.

“Only a real change of government can give Britain the fresh start it needs.”

The comments from the leader of the opposition fall in the wake of the resignation letters from Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid.

Mr Javid said in a public statement that it had been an "enormous privilege to serve in this role, but I regret that I can no longer serve in good conscience".

In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Health Secretary told Boris Johnson that the British people “rightly expect integrity from their Government”.

The resignation announcements follows a speech from the Prime Minister, who admitted it was a "mistake" to appoint Chris Pincher to his government.

Mr Pincher quit as deputy chief whip last week following claims that he groped two men at a private members’ club, but Mr Johnson was told about allegations against him as far back as 2019.

The Prime Minister acknowledged he should have sacked Mr Pincher when he was told about the claims against him when he was a Foreign Office minister in 2019, but instead Mr Johnson went on to appoint him to other government roles.