Economic secretary John Glen resigns

‘Complete lack of confidence’

James Baxter-Derrington
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Economic secretary to the Treasury John Glen has resigned from the government, citing a “complete lack of confidence” in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership.

Glen, who has held the office since January 2018, tweeted his resignation letter at just after 11am this morning. He said that he was unable to reconcile his commitment to "the role and the financial services sector" with his lack of faith in the government. 'House of cards': Advisers question new Chancellor's prospects Glen cited the handling of Chris Pincher's appointment to deputy chief whip and its subsequent fallout, particularly Johnson's "poor judgement" as a particular reason for his exit. "Recent events… have made it impossible for me to square continued service with my...

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