Three ministers set to resign if Johnson becomes PM – The Times

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends an interview during the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Chantilly, near Paris, France, July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/Pool

(Reuters) – Three British cabinet ministers are set to resign the day Boris Johnson, if as expected, becomes Britain’s next prime minister, The Times newspaper reported on Thursday.

British justice minister David Gauke is set to resign soon after Theresa May completes her last prime minister’s questions on next Wednesday, the newspaper reported on its web site.

Philip Hammond, the country’s finance minister, and Rory Stewart, the international development minister, are also considering leaving before Johnson becomes prime minister, the report said.

Reporting by Philip George in Bengaluru; Editing by Dan Grebler

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