Today’s cabinet reshuffle suddenly got a lot more dramatic when Sajid Javid unexpectedly quit as chancellor – after Boris Johnson ordered him to fire his closest aides.
Mr Javid said it was a condition which “no self respecting minister would accept”. He’ll be replaced by Rishi Sunak, just four weeks before the Budget is due.
Downing Street says a new joint team of special advisers is being established to advise both the prime minister and the chancellor.
In This: Boris Johnson
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist, who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.