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Northern Ireland secretary Lewis resigns

British State Secretary for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis announced on Thursday he has resigned from his position in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet.

"A decent and responsible Government relies on honesty, integrity and mutual respect – it is a matter of profound personal regret that I must leave Government as I no longer believe those values are being upheld," Lewis wrote in a tweet in which he attached his resignation letter.

The announcement followed a series of resignations Johnson has faced throughout the week within his government and the Conservative Party, starting with Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid. Despite the calls to resign, the prime minister insisted he will stay on and "continue to deliver."

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR