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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists he will not leave Downing Street despite the growing uprising against his leadership.

Ministers and aides continue to submit resignations as support for the prime minister among previously loyal MPs wanes.

However, Johnson told allies he was not going anywhere and his critics should calm down.

On Wednesday morning, Robin Walker resigned as minister of school standards, telling the prime minister that the government's great achievements are overshadowed by mistakes and issues of integrity.

Will Quince resigned as Minister for Children and Families, saying he could not accept being sent to defend the Prime Minister with inaccurate information about the Chris Pincher scandal.

Laura Trott resigned as Assistant Minister, saying that trust in politics is of paramount importance, but, unfortunately, in recent months it has been lost.

Their resignations follow a string of resignations from the government on Tuesday night, led by Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid, who lashed out at Johnson as they left their cabinet posts.

Former Health Secretary Javid is expected to exacerbate Johnson's troubles with a personal statement in the Commons on Wednesday.

Education select committee chairman Robert Halfon, one of those who will question the prime minister, said he would support a change in leadership, criticizing not only a real loss of integrity but also a failure of policy.

But Johnson told friends he would continue to work and work for the people who gave us a huge mandate, according to the Daily Mail.

Everyone just needs to calm down, stop fighting and let us get on with our work.

New Treasury Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has hinted at canceling a planned corporate tax hike as part of an effort to win over Conservative MPs.

But the cabinet reshuffle does not appear to have convinced Johnson's critics.

Quince was one of the ministers sent to defend Johnson's position on Chris Pincher, who was accused of molesting two men while drunk.

The prime minister later admitted that he had previously been informed of the allegations against Pincher made back in 2019 and said he regretted keeping him in government after that point.

The premier's authority had already been undermined by a vote of confidence when, in June, 41% of his own MPs refused to support him.

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