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US News PM gathers new top team after Javid's shock resignation

13:10  14 february  2020
13:10  14 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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In the hours after Mr Javid ' s resignation , Downing Street confirmed that a new joint team of special advisers was being established in Number 10 and The PM will gather his new top team in Downing Street this morning, as well as finishing off the remaining appointments to the more junior rungs of the

The chancellor Sajid Javid abruptly left the government, saying he had 'no option' after Boris Johnson told him to sack his aides. Mr Javid said the PM

Boris Johnson speaks during his first cabinet meeting, seated next to new chancellor Rishi Sunak. © AP Boris Johnson speaks during his first cabinet meeting, seated next to new chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Boris Johnson is chairing the first meeting of his new cabinet - a day after a dramatic reshuffle saw Sajid Javid shock Westminster by resigning as chancellor.

Mr Javid said he was left with "no option" but to quit after the prime minister ordered him to fire his closest aides and replace them with advisers chosen by Number 10.

The former chancellor said this was a condition "any self-respecting minister" would reject, prompting him to walk.

Rishi Sunak, his former deputy at the Treasury, has been appointed as his replacement.

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Mr Javid had crossed swords with the prime minister's top adviser Dominic Cummings, and had won those key battles. First and foremost the chancellor won the argument over manifesto costings and looser but still binding limits on Will he stick to Sajid Javid ' s recently announced new fiscal rules?

Mr Javid, who becomes the shortest-serving chancellor in 50 years, made a number of pointed references to the row in his resignation letter to the PM.

The first Cabinet following a reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. © AP The first Cabinet following a reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The former chancellor said it was "crucial for the effectiveness of government that you have people around you who can give you clear and candid advice".

And he told Mr Johnson: "I would urge you to ensure the Treasury as an institution retains as much credibility as possible."

Mr Javid's departure - which came after weeks of reported tensions between him and the PM's chief adviser Dominic Cummings - throws the date of the next budget on 11 March into doubt.

Downing Street has refused to guarantee that it will go ahead as scheduled, with a spokesman saying only that "extensive preparations have already been carried out for the budget and they will continue at pace".

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Mr Sunak, whose promotion marks a rapid rise for someone who became an MP in 2015, said his "predecessor and good friend Saj" did a "fantastic job" as chancellor.

"He was a pleasure to work with and I hope to be able to build on his great work going forward," he added.

In the hours after Mr Javid's resignation, Downing Street confirmed that a new joint team of special advisers was being established in Number 10 and Number 11 to advise the PM and his new chancellor.

Mr Javid was among a number of casualties in Mr Johnson's first major reshuffle since he entered Downing Street in July:

  • Julian Smith was sacked as Northern Ireland secretary - months after helping deliver a power-sharing deal for the region
  • Andrea Leadsom, a former Tory leadership candidate, was dismissed as business secretary
  • Esther McVey, another challenger for the Conservative crown in last year's contest, lost her job as housing minister
  • Geoffrey Cox saw his time as attorney general brought to an end
  • Theresa Villiers was sacked as environment secretary
Esther McVey, Julian Smith, Andrea Leadsom, Theresa Villiers posing for the camera: Esther McVey, Julian Smith, Andrea Leadsom and Theresa Villiers all lost their jobs © Getty Esther McVey, Julian Smith, Andrea Leadsom and Theresa Villiers all lost their jobs

The PM has gathered his new top team in Downing Street this morning and is finishing off the remaining appointments to the more junior rungs of the ministerial ladder.

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Sajid Javid has spoken out about his shock resignation after he decided to quit the post rather than accept In the resignation he sent to Boris Johnson, Javid urged the PM to "ensure he Treasury as an "I also believe that it is important as leaders to have trusted teams that reflect the character and

Those with new jobs in the cabinet include Business Secretary Alok Sharma, International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, Environment Secretary George Eustice, and Attorney General Suella Braverman.

A number of key players kept their positions, including Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Home Secretary Priti Patel, Health Secretary Matt Hancock, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove.

a man wearing a hat: Dominic Cummings was silent when asked if he was behind the ultimatum © Reuters Dominic Cummings was silent when asked if he was behind the ultimatum

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick defended the ultimatum put to Mr Javid, talking up the decision to "have an economic team that was as united as possible".

He told Sky News "we all regret" the former chancellor's decision to quit, adding: "I'm sorry to see him leave."

There seemed to be no bad blood with Mr Smith, who insisted "I don't think that was a surprise" he was sacked.

"The PM's going to be a great success," he said, adding: "I think my future plans are things like going to the pub."

Meanwhile Mr Cummings did not say anything to reporters on his way into work on Friday, but chuckled when asked if he was the Thomas Cromwell of British politics.

The number of women attending cabinet has fallen after the reshuffle, from eight to seven.

There are also fewer women in the most senior roles.

Home Secretary Priti Patel is accused of 'bullying' and creating 'atmosphere of fear' in her department amid claims she attempted to oust her most-senior civil servant .
Staff have allegedly accused the Home Secretary Priti Patel (pictured) of bullying and belittling officials in meetings within the Cabinet Officer in London.Staff have allegedly accused the Home Secretary of bullying and belittling officials in meetings.

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