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Cabinet reshuffle: Chancellor Sajid Javid resigns BBC News

Cabinet reshuffle: Chancellor Sajid Javid resigns  BBC News
the

Chancellor

Sajid

Javid

has resigned suddenly in the middle of the Prime Minister's

reshuffle

Boris Johnson said he wanted him to stay on but ordered him to fire his entire team of advisors mr.

Javid

refused to do that saying no self-respecting Minister could accept such a condition he's walked out of his job just four weeks before he was due to deliver his first budget and was quickly replaced by his deputy at the Treasury 39 year-old Rishi sunic he is our political editor and aura
cabinet reshuffle chancellor sajid javid resigns bbc news
keansburg how tight is number Ten's grip on power the

reshuffle

billed as just another day officials huddling to make sure it's all in order so judge avid expected to keep his number eleven home but then he turned it down because the PM said he could see he wanted him to stay but he would he had to replace his whole team of advisers for a moment it wasn't quite clear what was going on taking an unexpected turn I'm just tearing their Soviet rap and what do you make of a

Chancellor

having to resign Dominic Rab number 10 had demanded mr.

Javid

sack his own team in return for keeping his job a loss of influence he wouldn't wear to the man who'd been the second most important person in the government returned home to West London with a rucksack not a red box the conditions that were attached was a requirement that I replace all my political advisors you know these are people that have worked incredibly hard on behalf of not just the government for the whole country
done a fantastic job I was unable to accept those conditions I don't believe any self-respecting Minister would accept such conditions and so therefore I thought 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 that my successor has my full support so walking in in his place a rising star in Tori circles you expecting a promotion today widely tips is on the
way up have absolutely no idea but wishy sooner can aware first thing this morning just how high he was about to soar pleasure to be part of the government emerging as a brand new

chancellor

but has number 11 become an annex of the prime minister number 10 aid the start of the day that followed a more predictable script while workmen were shuffling an actual

cabinet

around Parliament the Prime Minister was there to do the firings before the hirings Andrea led some tight-lipped after she lost the

cabinet

seat she'd held for years mr. McVeigh slips in early to be booted out from housing Julian Smith who got the government in Northern Ireland back up and running was axed I think my positions up to the Prime Minister it's called we shall enjoy the nice weather that we have today Jacob Riis MOG and his chalk stripes hang on as leader of the house along with plenty of other serving ministers and Murray Trevelyan Northumberland MP and former defense minister becomes the boss of the
department for international development Oliver dived in the new culture secretary who had been at the

cabinet

office the government machine six entrance to the

cabinet

got new jobs today but the neighborly trouble between numbers 10 and 11 is the biggest headline of all this was meant to be a moderate move along not much to see kind of

reshuffle

not a bit of it the departure of the

Chancellor

is a huge event a huge moment for any government but this time it represents something else a sign of a
cabinet reshuffle chancellor sajid javid resigns bbc news
number-10 but wants total dominance to be in complete control Boris Johnson's team is adamant this is no para grab they just want less friction at the top this is a Downing Street operation though that will not hesitate to clip almost anyone's wings lawrenceburg BBC

News

Downey Street tonight in his resignation letter mr.

Javid

pointedly urged the prime minister to ensure the Treasury retained as much credibility as possible and he said it was important that leaders had people around
them who could give clear and candid advice our economics editor Faisal Islam looks now at the tensions between the prime minister the former

Chancellor

and the challenges that await his successor it's only two days since the prime minister and his then

Chancellor

joined forces to back high-speed rail in Birmingham

Sajid

Javid

job had been guaranteed but he didn't look too comfortable as a relationship between number 10 and 11 was itself coming off the track partly because number 10
wants other hardhats hive is big spend moments exactly like this beginning at the budget in a month's time famously the son of a bus driver this

Chancellor

never got to use his budget red box you spoke to the BBC though about how a stalling economy could be boosted by spending you've now got this pro-business government that's investing in infrastructure which is what businesses want to see that's why I'm standing in a bus depot today but exactly how much investment is the
issue mr. Javed's new rules on borrowing have meant the Treasury having to consider tax rises to fund some of the extra spend there is nothing abnormal about the Treasury having a tense relationship with other parts of government it is the very job of this institution to say no even to a Prime Minister and his aides on issues of Finance so it's impossible not to see today's extraordinary developments in the context of number 10 asserting itself over number 11 at a time when he wants
to spend and borrow more and that raises key questions of credibility for the newly promoted

Chancellor

so who is Rishi sunic he's just 39 years old and married to the daughter of an Indian IT billionaire he made a fortune of his own before going into politics he got his first job in government just two years ago as a junior minister before moving to the Treasury now his

Chancellor

in control of the nation's finances he could now loosen the borrowing constraints he's inherited you
look at people like the IFS respected think Prime Minister such a found that he chose him as standing in last year's noisy election TV debates then

Chancellor

shared a trip to see the new Star Wars film with his deputy and now replacement mr.

Javid

did win some epic battles against top aides of the PM today number 10 strikes back Faisal Islam BBC

News

so Julian Smith who has been widely acclaimed for his work as Northern Ireland secretary was one of those who was sacked in the

reshuffle

mr.
cabinet reshuffle chancellor sajid javid resigns bbc news
Smith was appointed just seven months ago and oversaw a monumental talks process the led to the Northern Ireland parties agreeing a deal to restore a power-sharing government at Stormont after three years of deadlock he'll be replaced by the former security minister Brandon Lewis this report from our Ireland correspondent Chris page contains some flashing images the home of Northern Ireland's devolved government is bright and busy again but the man who see instalment couldn't see if
his old job just five weeks ago Julian Smith challenged politicians to bring back devolution we have never ignored the issues are difficult and that reaching agreement would be easy but now is decision time that characteristic straight-talking worked the local parties returned to the power sharing table when Boris Johnson visited a few days later he congratulated his Minister he's done a great job and he certainly has a bright future but mr. Smith had differences with the Prime Minister not
least over brexit this morning he was trying to hold on so I enjoy serving the people known and we've done a lot of really good stuff there's a lot more to do after his sacking there's been an unusual chorus of political prisoner Northern Ireland secretary holders of the job don't tend to be popular but Julian Smith has generated real respect for what he's achieved here the Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster of the Democratic Unionist Party said his dedication to the rule
was incredible Irish nationalist politicians dude often get on with conservatives but they did with this one it's not like me to be on praising a Tory Secretary of State but he's a good man somebody cared about this place and work hard we had our disagreements but we were able to work well together I think he was the best second of state we've seen in a decade actually on child abuse survivors thanked mr. Smith for setting up a compensation scheme they'd waited years for it so
Chris actually we're very very angry that such a man of his integrity could be put out of his job you know that Norden Aaron who came upon is one of our own noid this man's taking charge of the Northern Ireland office one of the many sensitive issues Brandon Lewis will face is the question of high unsought killings from the troubles should be investigated Chris page BBC

News

Belfast let's get more now from Laura in Westminster let's talk about the the resignation of the

Chancellor

how much of a power grab by number 10 is this well so if it's interesting if a couple of weeks ago someone had told me that

Sajid

Javid

was going to be booted out in the

reshuffle

well I wouldn't have been that surprised there were pretty well advertised tensions between the teams at number 10 and 11 but that wasn't the expectation when the

reshuffle

began this morning not at all and the way it's unfolded has been something of a surprise and I think that's
what's really significant about this is this a desire for number 10 they just don't see it that way is it on the other hand some kind of deliberate sinister masterstroke where they were trying deliberately to get rid of the

Chancellor

well I don't think it was that either number 10 seems genuinely to have been hopeful that

Sajid

Javid

would have said yes to this plan that would have clipped his wings got rid of some of his advisors but allowed him to stay on in a very top job but he
also had a sense that this might be coming until he talked about this with friends in the last couple of days and he was pretty clear that he might have to walk so number 10 did not actually get their way straightforwardly in terms of deliberately showing him the door and what I think we can take away from that as it shows today Downing Street made a political choice to put control over keeping personnel that the Prime Minister genuinely valued now in the short term medium term that might mean
they have a more pliant neighbor next door although I don't think Rishi soon ak will be anything like a pushover it might make it easier for them to keep the promises that they've made so publicly but it also runs the risk of creating bad blood inside the Tory Party about just how this Downing Street operation is really behaving because decisiveness is one thing being ruthless for the sake of it quite another