UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been rocked by another Downing Street resignation, as a fifth aide resigned, as Cabinet Ministers said there is a “50/50” chance Johnson will be forced out of office, according to the Daily Mail.
According to the Conservative Home website, Elena Narozanski, a member of the Number 10 Policy Unit, resigned on Friday.
Following Thursday’s exodus, some senior ministers believe “it feels like the end” amid mounting fears in Downing Street that more staff and even ministers will resign.
However, the Prime Minister’s allies have insisted that the reshuffle is proof of Johnson’s leadership “taking charge”.
According to the Daily Mail, senior Conservative MPs issued a fresh warning to Johnson on Friday, telling him to “shape up or ship out.”
The Prime Minister ordered a brutal clearout in a desperate attempt to shore up his troubled premiership as Rishi Sunak prepared for a leadership bid.
Downing Street announced the departures of the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Dan Rosenfield, and private secretary Martin Reynolds.
That announcement came after it was revealed that the Prime Minister’s communications chief, Jack Doyle, was also leaving.
Johnson had already been rocked by the surprise resignation of one of his closest allies, policy chief Munira Mirza, on Thursday, according to the report.
On Friday morning, it was revealed that Narozanski, a former Team England boxer and former adviser to Michael Gove, had followed Mirza out of the policy unit.
On Thursday, Johnson was publicly chastised by the Chancellor, who questioned the Prime Minister’s conduct in light of his explosive claim that Labour Party leader Keir Starmer had failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile.
The Chancellor later penned an opinion piece for The Sun in which he attempted to bolster his potential leadership credentials in a veiled bid for the top job, according to the report.