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Johnson Clings On After Resignations, Names Zahawi Chancellor

  • PM moves to shore up position after Sunak and Javid quit
  • Prime minister is further weakened after yet another scandal
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WATCH: Johnson is clinging on to his premiership after two high-profile resignations. Lizzy Burden reports from Downing Street.Source: Bloomberg
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Boris Johnson is digging in as UK prime minister, after the resignation of two of the most senior members of his government brought his premiership to the brink on another febrile day in Westminster.

The prime minister appointed Nadhim Zahawi as his new Chancellor of the Exchequer, replacing Rishi Sunak, while Steve Barclay takes Sajid Javid’s former role as health secretary. Michelle Donelan was named education secretary following Zahawi’s promotion.