After Sajid Javid’s shock resignation, who can challenge Boris Johnson? | ITV News

Recent rumours from Westminster had suggested today’s cabinet reshuffle would be no big deal – except for those being shuffled out. Instead the morning’s comings and goings began with one of the biggest resignations in years – the departure of the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, occupant of the second most important position in government – and less than four weeks before his first budget. He wasn’t prepared to see his own advisers sacrificed, on the altar of enforced co-operation with Number Ten. No self respecting minister would, he said later. He’s been replaced by Rishi Sunak.

The relationship between a Prime Minister and a Chancellor is central to the success of any government. The Prime Minister may well be hoping to replicate the close working relationship that David Cameron and his Chancellor, George Osborne, enjoyed.

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