Chancellor Sajid Javid Resigns

The Chancellor Sajid Javid has resigned without warning in the middle of the Prime Minister’s reshuffle after Boris Johnson ordered him to fire his team of advisers if he wanted to stay in the post.

Mr Javid refused to do so, saying “no self-respecting minister” could accept such a condition. He has walked out four weeks before he was due to deliver his first Budget.

His replacement as Chancellor is Rishi Sunak, who’s had a meteoric rise. The Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith was one of several government ministers sacked in the reshuffle. {BBC}