Both the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, and Justice Secretary, David Gauke, have announced they intend to resign from the cabinet if Boris Johnson becomes the UK’s next Prime Minister.
And we can exclusively reveal a third surprise resignation planned for later this week. To avoid any embarrassment, Boris Johnson plans to hand in his resignation from the post of Prime Minister on Thursday. This will ensure he goes down in the history books by beating the current record for the shortest premiership which is held by Lord Bath, (Three days, from 10 February to 12 February 1746).
Enoch Powell once said, “All political lives end in failure.”
But Boris intends to be the exception to prove the rule by ending a political life packed full of failure with a success. Boris is leaving it till Thursday to resign as he want’s to spend at least one night in Number 10 to savour his victory, despite some close friends having warned him about staying more than a few hours in the job given his reputation.
Boris Johnson is expected to shrink the size of the cabinet after promising key financial backers of his campaign that he would do so.
But no one expected the position of Prime Minister to be one of those to go. However, this will enable Boris to fulfil the promises he made to both his financial backers and to all the MPs he’s offered positions in the cabinet to. However, the main motivation for removing the post of Prime Minister is to prevent anyone in the future taking the title of shortest premiership.