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US News Revealed: How 'CHINO*' the insulting No.10 nickname for Sajid Javid helped trigger big bust-up that led to his shock exit as Chancellor - in a blow-by-blow account of meeting with Boris Johnson

09:40  14 february  2020
09:40  14 february  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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JASON GROVES: Boris Johnson began his fateful meeting with Sajid Javid by showering him Mr Javid was not willing to be ' Chancellor in name only' after PM insisted he must sack own Sources in Downing Street gave Sajid Javid the mocking name ' CHINO ' meaning Chancellor In Name Only.

Sajid Javid 's exit leaves Boris Johnson in control of Treasury. The prime minister has cut the Treasury down to size in a way unimaginable under any previous government. The historic tension at the top of government between prime minister and chancellor – think Blair and Brown, Thatcher and

Watch: No self-respecting minister would accept PM's conditions - Javid (PA)

Boris Johnson began his fateful meeting with Sajid Javid yesterday by showering him with praise.

As the two men sat in the Downing Street Cabinet room around the famous coffin-shaped table, Mr Johnson told the Chancellor he was ‘the right man for the job’.

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid arrives back home after resigning from his post. © Getty Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid arrives back home after resigning from his post. The Prime Minister set out a vision of the two men working together to ‘level up’ the economy.

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Revealed : How ' CHINO ' the insulting No . 10 nickname for Sajid Margaret Thatcher’s first chancellor Geoffrey Howe started out as a close ally in Cabinet and served loyally for years – but ended up as her assassin, delivering a scorching statement in the Commons that triggered her

No 10 cannot have known how Johnson ’s former leadership rival, Sajid Javid But Johnson and his team were irked at a series of briefings about Javid ’s role in big decisions – including pre-empting the announcement on HS2 by revealing Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor in Boris Johnson reshuffle.

  Revealed: How 'CHINO*' the insulting No.10 nickname for Sajid Javid helped trigger big bust-up that led to his shock exit as Chancellor - in a blow-by-blow account of meeting with Boris Johnson © Getty

But then he cut to the chase – the job was on offer only if Mr Javid agreed to sack his entire team of political advisers.

Mr Johnson cited a series of Treasury briefings which angered No 10, including one in which the department effectively confirmed the go-ahead for HS2 weeks before it was due to be announced.

Boris Johnson standing in front of a car © Provided by Daily Mail There was a danger, he said, of relations between No 10 and No 11 deteriorating to the level of the Blair-Brown years when the infamous TB-GB rows paralysed the New Labour government.

The PM said they had to be ‘more like Cameron and Osborne’, with Downing Street and the Treasury working ‘hand in glove’.

And the Prime Minister repeatedly told Mr Javid that he wanted to ‘start afresh’ without interference from Treasury advisers.

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Sajid Javid quit as the U.K.’s Chancellor of the Exchequer as Boris Johnson ’s first major Cabinet reshuffle went dramatically wrong. , Javid rejects PM’s demand to fire all Treasury advisers. Rishi Sunak takes over as chancellor four weeks before budget. Sajid Javid arrives at 10 Downing Street

It says Sunak, his replacement, is already being pressured by No 10 to ditch Javid ’s spending commitments in next month’s budget. Its says Johnson ambushed Javid with a demand to sack all his aides and makes particular reference to reports that Cummings called him “ Chino ” ( chancellor in

But Mr Javid stood his ground, saying it would be bad for the Government if the Chancellor and Treasury were ‘neutered’.

The Prime Minister suggested he take time to think it through. Mr Javid was shown to a room where a senior Cabinet Office official talked him through No 10’s plans for a new ‘joint’ team of economic advisers based not in the Treasury, but Downing Street.

Sajid Javid wearing a wet suit standing on a sidewalk: Sajid Javid arrived at Downing Street for the cabinet reshuffle where he resigned as Chancellor © Provided by Daily Mail Sajid Javid arrived at Downing Street for the cabinet reshuffle where he resigned as Chancellor The PM’s chief of staff Sir Eddie Lister and chief whip Mark Spencer also tried to talk the Chancellor round.

But it was a humiliation too far.

The ambush was not a total surprise. A few days earlier, a well-briefed article on the grassroots Tory website warned that the PM’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings wanted to sack the Chancellor’s two most powerful aides.

The article prompted Mr Javid to discuss the possibility of an ultimatum with close friends, who agreed he could not put up with being defenestrated by No 10.

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But Boris Johnson 's decision to centralise power in Downing Street will also bring risks. Boris Johnson promised not so long ago that Sajid Javid would be his chancellor , in front of an For an deeply motivated group inside No 10 , that meant forcing changes on the chancellor as noted by the

(Bloomberg) -- Sajid Javid quit as the U.K.’s Chancellor of the Exchequer as Boris Johnson ’s first He has been locked in a power battle with Johnson ’s top adviser Dominic Cummings for months. Javid is replaced by Sunak, currently chief secretary to the Treasury. He is seen as a rising star in the

‘We agreed there was no point carrying on if he was left with no authority,’ one friend said.

So when he returned to the Cabinet room his mind was made up.

a person walking down a street: Prime Minister's chief adviser Dominic Cummings arriving at No10 © Provided by Daily Mail Prime Minister's chief adviser Dominic Cummings arriving at No10

He angrily told the PM that ‘no self-respecting minister’ could take the job under those conditions, let alone the Chancellor.

Mr Johnson made a final bid to change his mind, inviting him into his office for a private chat.

The PM is said to have made a ‘heartfelt plea’ for him to remain, but to no avail.

Minutes later, Mr Javid walked out of No 10 as the first Chancellor in decades to never deliver a Budget – and blowing a hole in the PM’s carefully planned reshuffle.

Sajid Javid et al. standing next to a man in a suit and tie: The Chancellor's six-strong team includes Mats Persson, a former head of the Open Europe think-tank and adviser to David Cameron - the ex-PM who once described Mr Cummings as 'career psychopath'.  Other aides include Samuel Coates, who previously worked at ConservativeHome, media adviser Tim Sculthorpe, Adam Memon and Jennifer Powell. Sajid Javid pictured at the party conference in Manchester last September with his senior advisors including Tim Sculthorpe (right) © Provided by Daily Mail The Chancellor's six-strong team includes Mats Persson, a former head of the Open Europe think-tank and adviser to David Cameron - the ex-PM who once described Mr Cummings as 'career psychopath'.  Other aides include Samuel Coates, who previously worked at ConservativeHome, media adviser Tim Sculthorpe, Adam Memon and Jennifer Powell. Sajid Javid pictured at the party conference in Manchester last September with his senior advisors including Tim Sculthorpe (right) Friends of the Chancellor say the seeds of yesterday’s events go back months, with Mr Cummings refusing to respect his independence.

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Sajid Javid blasts Boris Johnson and says he had ‘no option’ but to quit after No . 10 feud explodes. After angrily refusing in an explosive meeting , Mr Javid has now torn into the PM in a furious salvo on his Boris Johnson 's top aide Dominic Cummings blamed for Sajid Javid walkout.

Boris Johnson wanted 'Dave and George', not 'Tony and Gordon' - leaving Mr Javid as one of the shortest serving chancellors in history. Back home, and out of a job: Sajid Javid after his resignation as Chancellor of the Exchequer Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images.

In August, the adviser infuriated him by sacking his aide Sonia Khan without consulting him – a move that resulted in a large pay out.

Sources in Downing Street gave Mr Javid the mocking nickname ‘Chino’, standing for Chancellor In Name Only.

a woman walking down the street: Sources told MailOnline it was 'obvious' that Mr Cummings (left in Westminster) was behind the demands to sack advisers © Provided by Daily Mail Sources told MailOnline it was 'obvious' that Mr Cummings (left in Westminster) was behind the demands to sack advisers Mr Javid, who had a good personal relationship with Mr Johnson, protested. During the election campaign he sought – and got – a public guarantee that his job was safe, following briefings that he was just keeping the seat warm for rising star Rishi Sunak. At a CBI event in November, the PM gave an ‘absolutely categorical assurance’ that Mr Javid would keep his job, adding: ‘I think he’s doing a fantastic job.’

Boris Johnson in a suit standing in front of a car: Boris Johnson returned to Downing Street after handing bad news to axed ministers in his Commons office © Provided by Daily Mail Boris Johnson returned to Downing Street after handing bad news to axed ministers in his Commons office But Mr Cummings continued to chip away and argued that Mr Javid, his aides and their attachment to Treasury orthodoxy meant the Government would struggle to fulfil its promises to rebalance the economy.

And the Chancellor and Mr Cummings reportedly clashed again last month over the appointment of the new governor of the Bank of England.

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SAJID JAVID resigned as Chancellor in a shocking political move earlier today - but a glance back over the last few months shows tensions have been bubbling between the Chancellor and the Prime Minister's top aide Dominic Cummings for some time.

(Bloomberg) -- Sajid Javid quit as the U.K.’s Chancellor of the Exchequer as Boris Johnson ’s first major Cabinet reshuffle went dramatically wrong.The finance minister resigned after a face-to-face row with Johnson inside 10 Downing Street, according to three people familiar with the matter. After weeks.

Mr Cummings wanted to promote the bank’s chief economist Andy Haldane, who he felt was in tune with the Government. But he was outmanoeuvred by Mr Javid, who pushed through the appointment of Andrew Bailey.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland's adviser Peter Cardwell - who previously worked for James Brokenshire and Amber Rudd - also emerged as a casualty of the 'bonfire of Spads' © Provided by Daily Mail Justice Secretary Robert Buckland's adviser Peter Cardwell - who previously worked for James Brokenshire and Amber Rudd - also emerged as a casualty of the 'bonfire of Spads'

Mr Cummings was also reportedly angered by the Chancellor’s decision to back HS2, a project he privately described as a ‘disaster zone’ but is now going ahead.

Mr Javid’s allies believe Mr Cummings was against him from the start. ‘This is about Cummings wanting total control,’ a friend said. ‘But it’s true that he never liked Saj. Whether it was because he wasn’t a Brexiteer from the beginning, or because he didn’t go to Oxbridge I don’t know. He didn’t like him and in this Government if he doesn’t like you, that’s it.’

a screen shot of Sajid Javid: Mr Sunak and Mr Javid seemed to develop something of a 'bromance' at the Treasury. Only in December, Mr Sunak - a big Star Wars fan - tweeted about their outing to see The Rise of Skywalker with a picture of them arm in arm © Provided by Daily Mail Mr Sunak and Mr Javid seemed to develop something of a 'bromance' at the Treasury. Only in December, Mr Sunak - a big Star Wars fan - tweeted about their outing to see The Rise of Skywalker with a picture of them arm in arm Mr Javid put on a brave face yesterday, retreating to his home with his sacked advisers where they ordered food from burger joint Five Guys.

But in a brief televised clip and a letter of resignation, he made his anger plain. He urged the PM to ensure the Treasury ‘retains as much credibility as possible’ and warned of the dangers of surrounding himself with yes-men.

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Sajid Javid quit as Chancellor yesterday after losing a Downing Street power struggle with Boris Johnson . During a dramatic Cabinet reshuffle, Mr Javid walked out of the Government after rejecting the Prime Minister's demand for his four-strong team of Treasury advisers to be sacked and replaced

ANDREW NEIL warned Boris Johnson Number 10 made a big "miscalculation" in believing Sajid Javid would give up his advisers easily amid his attempts to root out opposing voices from the Cabinet with his latest reshuffle. Sajid Javid RESIGNS as Chancellor as Boris Johnson takes axe.

a person wearing a suit and tie standing next to a fence: Rishi Sunak (pictured) was quickly promoted from Chief Secretary to the Treasury to Chancellor after Mr Javid resigned © Provided by Daily Mail Rishi Sunak (pictured) was quickly promoted from Chief Secretary to the Treasury to Chancellor after Mr Javid resigned

In a parting shot at Mr Cummings, he urged the PM to pick advisers ‘that reflect the character and integrity you would wish to be associated with’.

a man standing in front of a brick building: Comfort food? A Five Guys burger delivery of take-away food arrives at the Fulham home of former chancellor Sajid Javid. He ordered three burgers and sides of fries, both Cajun and regular © Provided by Daily Mail Comfort food? A Five Guys burger delivery of take-away food arrives at the Fulham home of former chancellor Sajid Javid. He ordered three burgers and sides of fries, both Cajun and regular The Prime Minister and his chief adviser got their way. But they have made a powerful enemy in the process.

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Who is in Boris Johnson's new-look Cabinet

Chancellor: Rishi Sunak 

Foreign Secretary: Dominic Raab 

Home Secretary: Priti Patel 

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Michael Gove 

Justice Secretary: Robert Buckland 

Defence Secretary: Ben Wallace 

Health Secretary: Matt Hancock 

Business Secretary: Alok Sharma 

Trade Secretary: Liz Truss 

Work and Pensions Secretary: Therese Coffey 

Education Secretary: Gavin Williamson 

Environment Secretary: George Eustice 

Housing Secretary: Robert Jenrick 

Transport Secretary: Grant Shapps 

Culture Secretary: Oliver Dowden 

International Development Secretary: Anne-Marie Trevelyan 

Leader of the House of Lords: Baroness Evans of Bowes Park 

Northern Ireland Secretary: Brandon Lewis 

Scottish Secretary: Alister Jack 

Welsh Secretary: Simon Hart  

Attorney General: Suella Braverman

Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Stephen Barclay 

Minister without Portfolio: Amanda Milling 

Paymaster General: Penny Mordaunt 

Chief Whip: Mark Spencer 



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