Cabinet reshuffle: Chancellor Sajid Javid resigns – BBC NewsFeb 15, 2020
Chancellor Sajid Javid has suddenly resigned amid Prime Minister's shakeup Boris Johnson said he wanted him to stay but ordered him to fire his entire team of advisers mr. Javid refused to do that saying that no self-respecting minister could accept such a condition. He resigned from his job just four weeks before the delivery of the first budget and was quickly replaced by his deputy at the Treasury, 39-year-old Rishi sunic. he's our political editor and aura keansburg how tight number ten's grip on power is the shakeup heralded as just another day officials huddle to make sure everything is in order so the avid judge hoped to keep his number eleven at home, but later turned him down because the Prime Minister said he could see that he wanted him to stay, but he would.
He had to replace his entire team of advisers. For a moment, it wasn't quite clear what was going on and he was taking an unexpected turn. you play a Chancellor who has to resign Dominic Rab number 10 had demanded mr. Javid fired his own team in exchange for keeping his job a loss of influence that would not give the man who had been the second most important person in government returned home to west London with a backpack and not a box red the conditions that were attached was a requirement that i replace all my political advisors you know these are people who have worked incredibly hard on behalf of not just the government for the whole country they did a fantastic job i couldn't agree to those conditions i don't believe in any A self-respecting minister would accept such conditions and therefore I thought that the best thing to do was to go where those conditions imposed by mr. kuhmo, those were the conditions requested by the Prime Minister and that was of course his prerogative and as I say my successor has my full support so to step into his place, a rising star in Tori circles, expect a promotion today.
I have absolutely no idea, but I wish I could figure out first thing this morning how high I was about to fly. The pleasure of being part of the government emerged as a new
chancellorbut number 11 became an annex of the prime minister. the start of the day which followed a more predictable script as workers shuffled a royal
cabinetaround parliament the prime minister was there to make the redundancies before the hires Andrea kept quiet after losing the
cabinetpost she had held for years Sir. McVeigh slips early to get kicked out of the home of Julian Smith, who got the Northern Ireland government working again got knocked out.
I think my posts until the Prime Minister is called we will enjoy the good weather we have today. Jacob Riis MOG and his chalk stripes remain as leader of the chamber along with many other serving ministers and Murray Trevelyan Northumberland MP and former defense minister becomes head of department for international development Oliver dove into the new secretary for culture that had been in the cabinet office the government machine six cabinet entry got new jobs today but the problem between neighbors between numbers 10 and 11 is the biggest headline all this was meant to be a move moderate throughout not much to see kind of shake up not one bit the
chancellor's departure is a big event a big moment for any government but this time it represents something else a sign of a number 10 but he wants a dominance total to be in complete control, Boris Johnson's team are convinced this is not for grabbing, they just want less friction at the top, this is a Downing Street operation, though they won't hesitate to clip almost anyone's wings. lawrenceburg bbc
newsdowney street tonight on the resignation letter of he mr.
Javid pointedly urged the prime minister to ensure the Treasury maintained as much credibility as possible, saying it was important that leaders have people around them who can give clear and candid advice. Our economics editor, Faisal Islam, now looks at the tensions between the prime minister and the former foreign minister and the challenges that await his successor It has only been two days since the prime minister and his then-foreign minister joined forces to back the train of high speed at Birmingham Sajid Javid's job was guaranteed, but he didn't look very comfortable as a relationship between number Numbers 10 and 11 were going off track partly because number 10 wants other safety helmets.
However, I spoke to the BBC about how a stagnant economy could be boosted through spending. Now you have this business-friendly government that is investing in infrastructure, which is what business wants to see. That's why I'm standing at a bus station today, but exactly how much investment is the problem mr. Javed's new rules on lending have meant the Treasury has to consider tax increases to finance some of the additional spending. There is nothing unusual about the Treasury having a tense relationship with other parts of the government. It's the job of this institution to say no to even a prime minister and his aides on matters of finance, so it's impossible not to see today's extraordinary developments in the context of number 10 trumping number 11 in a At a time when he wants to spend and borrow more and that raises key credibility questions for the newly promoted Chancellor, then who is Rishi Sunic?
He is only 39 years old and married to the daughter of an Indian IT billionaire. He made his own fortune from it before going into politics. He got his first government job just two years ago as a junior minister before. moving to the Treasury now his chancellor in control of the nation's finances could now loosen the borrowing restrictions he inherited you look at people like the respected IFS thinks the prime minister found out he chose you as a candidate in the rowdy TV election debates last year then Chancellor shared a trip to see the new Star Wars movie with his deputy and now replacement, Mr Javid won some epic battles against the prime minister's top advisers today, number 10 strikes back at Faisal Islam BBC News, so Julian Smith, who has been widely acclaimed for his work as Northern Ireland secretary, was among those sacked in Mr Smith's shakeup was appointed just seven months ago and oversaw a process of monumental talks that led to for the Northern Irish parties to agree to a deal to restore a power-sharing government in Stormont after three years of deadlock.
He will be succeeded by former security minister Brandon Lewis this The report from our correspondent in Ireland, Chris's page, contains some intermittent images. Northern Ireland's deputy government house is bright and busy again, but the man viewing the delivery couldn't see if the old job was his just five weeks ago. Julian Smith challenged politicians to bring back the refund. I have never been unaware that the issues are difficult and that reaching an agreement would be easy, but now is the time to decide that characteristic candor worked. The local parties returned to the power-sharing table when Boris Johnson visited a few days later and congratulated his minister for doing a great job and you certainly have a bright future, but mr.
Smith had differences with the prime minister, particularly over Brexit this morning, he was trying to hold his own so I enjoy serving the people I know and we've done a lot of really good things, there's a lot more to do after he's sacked, there's been a unusual chorus of political prisoners Secretaries in Northern Ireland are not usually popular, but Julian Smith has generated real respect for what he has achieved here. Stormont Premier Arlene Foster of the Democratic Unionist Party said her dedication to government was incredible. Irish nationalist politicians usually get along with the Conservatives, but they did with this one.
It's not like me to praise a Tory Secretary of State, but he's a good man. well together i think he was the best state second we've seen in a decade actually on survivors of child abuse thanked mr. Smith for setting up a compensation scheme, they had waited years for Chris, actually, we're very, very angry that a man of his integrity could be put out of a job. Noid this man will take over the Northern Ireland office, one of the many sensitive issues that Brandon Lewis will face is the question of high unwanted murders of issues that need to be investigated.
Chris BBC News Belfast page. Let's get more now from Laura in Westminster. the resignation of the Chancellor what amount of takeover by number 10 this is so if its interesting if a couple of weeks ago someone had told me that Sajid Javid was going to be ousted in the reorganization well I wouldn't have been that surprised me, there were quite well publicized tensions between the teams at number 10 and 11, but that was not the expectation when the shakeup started this morning, not at all, and the way it played out has been a surprise and I think that is what is really significant. about this is this a wish for number 10 they just don't see it that way is on the other hand some sort of sinister deliberate coup where they were deliberately trying to get rid of the Chancellor well I don't think that was it number 10 seems to have She had genuinely hoped that Sajid Javid would have said yes to this plan which would have clipped her wings, gotten rid of some of her advisers but allowed her to remain in a very important position, but she also had a feeling that this could happen until he talked about this with friends in the last few days and it was pretty clear that he might have to walk, so number 10 didn't really get away with it directly in terms of deliberately showing him the door and what I think we can take away from him. that, as it shows that today Downing Street made the political decision to control the maintenance of staff that the Prime Minister now really valued in the short to medium term, which could mean they have a more docile neighbor next door, although I don't.
I don't think Rishi will soon be anything like pushovers, it might make it easier for them to keep the promises they've made so publicly, but it also risks creating bad blood within the Tory Party about how this Downing Street operation is actually behaving because the decision is one thing to be ruthless just because, quite another
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