Boris Johnson tells cabinet colleagues he will not resign

British Prime Minister vows to fight on despite a raft of close allies turning against him

‘Boris Johnson will be calculating he can use the next few days to rally his remaining supporters before he could face another ballot on his leadership, potentially on Tuesday.’ Picture: Getty

Boris Johnson told cabinet colleagues he will not resign as Conservative leader and prime minister, according to an official, despite a slew of resignations on Wednesday and some of his closest allies demanding he go.

The British Prime Minister intends to fill empty government positions potentially as soon as tonight, the official said, as Downing Street tries to show it is fighting back. A delegation of senior ministers earlier told Johnson his time was up, ...