Boris Johnson fights for political survival as key allies urge PM to quit

Tory anger at Johnson has been building for months over his conduct in office, including becoming the first sitting premier found to have broken the law when he was fined over the illegal parties in Downing Street during the pandemic

Boris Johnson’s allies judge that he’d struggle to survive if six or eight of his cabinet quit. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Boris Johnson’s premiership hangs in the balance as a group of key allies, including Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, joined a slew of Conservative MPs calling on him to resign.

Events in Westminster moved rapidly on Wednesday as five junior minister resigned in a coordinated attempt to put pressure on Johnson. The premier has lost more than 30 people from his government in the past day, after Chancellor of the Exchequer ...