LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) – British Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Sunday it was not at all inevitable that Boris Johnson would have to stand down, as he gave the prime minister his backing over a row about his conduct.
Johnson has been engulfed in a state of crisis for around three months, with an increasing number of lawmakers in his own party saying he should quit following lockdown parties held at his residence during the pandemic.
Charles Walker, a previously loyal senior Conservative lawmaker, told the Observer newspaper it was now “inevitable” that his party would remove Johnson from office.
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“I don’t see what he’s seeing,” Kwarteng told Sky News on Sunday.
Johnson has been fighting to save his job for weeks, saying he will learn from recent mistakes and move on.
But on Monday when he went to the House of Commons to apologise for lockdown parties that have angered…