UK PM Boris Johnson faces grilling after top ministers quit
06 July 2022 | 12:21 pm
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced lawmakers' questions after two of the most-senior figures in his government resigned. The finance and health ministers said they could no longer tolerate the culture of scandal.
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Boris Johnson is soon to leave Downing Street for the last time. According to a recent Ipsos survey, the British public rank him as the country's worst performing postwar leader. Johnson will be forever remembered as one of the men behind Brexit and as a PM who attended illegal parties at Downing Street during lockdown. But some Conservatives are already nostalgic for the leader they affectionately call "Boris". FRANCE 24's Julien Sauvaget and Clovis Casali report from across the UK on Johnson's divisive legacy.
A new Conservative prime minister has been picked in the UK, with Liz Truss gearing up to sift through the dispatch boxes and state papers. But her arrival at 10 Downing Street following Boris Johnson's resignation comes at a time of major strife in Britain, with a cost of living crisis having already sparked a summer of strikes.
European energy ministers are holding an emergency meeting in Brussels to debate measures on protecting consumers and businesses from soaring energy prices. Reaching agreement on a solution is likely to prove difficult.
European energy ministers have disagreed on a price cap on Russian gas, and want the EU Commission to rework proposals to shield Europeans from increasing energy prices.
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