'CHINO' nickname was the trigger for Sajid Javid's resignation as Chancellor

Nellie Chapman
February 15, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted his new cabinet of senior ministers on Friday, a day after British Chancellor Sajid Javid quit in a surprise move, shattering the premier's choreographed government reshuffle.

Sunak was until now Javid's junior as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and seen as a rising star within the Cabinet.

Javid had been widely expected to keep his job - the second most powerful in the government - as Johnson fired some Cabinet members and promoted more junior ministers to top jobs.

Britain's Press Assn. news agency reported that Javid had quit after being told to fire all his aides and replace them with staff appointed by the prime minister's office.

But the finance minister's resignation - which some commentators said might have been sought by Johnson's team - because of a dispute over Javid's advisers added to the picture that the prime minister will not tolerate dissent in his government. "A government in chaos within weeks of an election", said John McDonnell, Labour's finance spokesman.

That appeared to be the main sentiment in financial markets, as traders calculated that the higher spending would inevitably lead to the Bank of England having to raise interest rates more quickly than anticipated.

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Britain and the European Union are aiming to have a deal covering trade, security and other areas in place by the time a post-Brexit transition period ends on December 31. He was joined by others including business minister Andrea Leadsom and environment minister Theresa Villiers. Others were promoted, including Suella Braverman to the position of attorney general and Anne-Marie Trevelyan to the post of global development secretary.

Julian Smith, the Northern Ireland secretary, is another shock sacking after overseeing the restoration of the power-sharing government in Stormont last month - a notable achievement considering a resolution could not be found in the three years prior.

Brandon Lewis, a former security minister, was named to replace him. The summit, known as the 26th Conference of the Parties, or COP26, is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.

Alok Sharma was promoted from global development to become the new Business Secretary and he will also be minister for the COP26 United Nations climate summit, which is due to take place in Glasgow in November.

The 47-year-old Priti Patel has been appointed as the Home Minister.

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