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WATCH: UK resignation chaos leaves question mark over summit attendance

WATCH: UK resignation chaos leaves question mark over summit attendance

Thursday 07 July 2022

WATCH: UK resignation chaos leaves question mark over summit attendance

Thursday 07 July 2022


It's unclear which UK Government representatives Jersey's Chief Minister-designate will be meeting in her first official engagement tomorrow after a spate of ministerial resignations, including the Prime Minister.

The British-Irish Council Summit is being held in Guernsey tomorrow.

The British-Irish Council was established under the 1998 Multi-Party Agreement and provides a forum for governments in the British Isles to develop links and discuss important issues.

The event is usually attended by representatives from Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and the UK Government.

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, who was originally meant to attend, but he was sacked by Boris Johnson last night after telling the Prime Minister to quit.

Around 12:30 today, Mr Johnson announced his resignation. He said he would stay on as 'caretaker' leader until a new one is elected by the Conservative Party this autumn.

Video: Boris Johnson announcing his resignation outside Downing Street earlier today.

It came after more than 50 resignations from government and party.

Amng those to call for Mr Johnson's resignation was former BBC Jersey radio presenter Simon Jupp, who became Conservative MP for East Devon in the 2019 General Election.

While it is unclear who will be attending tomorrow's BIC meeting on behalf of the UK Government, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed she will be attending to represent Scotland in a Tweet earlier today.

Jersey's government has confirmed Chief Minister-designate Kristina Moore will be representing the island in her first diplomatic engagement since being elected to the top role by States Members.

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