Feb 13, 2020

Cabinet reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor

Sajid Javid has resigned as chancellor as Boris Johnson carries out a post-Brexit cabinet reshuffle. Mr Javid rejected an order to fire his team of aides, saying "No self-respecting minister" could accept such a condition. The former home secretary was appointed chancellor by Mr Johnson when he became prime minister in July. His resignation follows rumours of tensions between Mr Javid and the prime minister's senior adviser Dominic Cummings. Mr Javid had been expected to remain in place, as the prime minister rejigs his top team.

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