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Sajid Javid Resigns as UK Chancellor of Exchequer

UK Finance minister Sajid Javid has shockingly resigned , shattering Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s choreographed reshuffle of his government and raising questions over his leadership team.

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid arrives at 10 Downing Street in central London on February 13, 2020. – Britain’s prime minister was to revamp his top team on February 13 in his first cabinet reshuffle since taking Britain out of the European Union. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Johnson’s team had wanted to keep Britain’s biggest-hitting ministers in post, but Javid’s reported resignation over what one political editor said was a disagreement over his advisers has thrown the prime minister’s plans off kilter.

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“He has turned down the job of Chancellor of the Exchequer,” the Mirror newspaper quoted a source close to Javid as saying.

“The PM said he had to fire all his special advisers and replace them with No 10 special advisers to make it one team. The Chancellor said no self-respecting minister would accept those terms.”

Media reported that Rishi Sunak, the 39-year-old Chief Secretary to the Treasury, had been offered the job as finance minister.

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