THE United Kingdom Chancellor Sajid Javid has resigned after Prime Minister Boris Johnson carries out a post-Brexit cabinet reshuffle.
Javid rejected an order to fire his team of aides, saying “no self-respecting minister” could accept such a condition.
He has been replaced as chancellor by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak who just seven months ago was a junior housing minister.
Javid was due to deliver his first Budget in four weeks’ time. The former home secretary was appointed chancellor by Johnson when he became prime minister in July.
His resignation follows rumours of tensions between himself and the prime minister’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings, the BBC is reporting.