MP Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor after PM Boris Johnson attempted to carry out his first big reshuffle.
It would appear the chancellor walked out after row over ‘Dominic Cummngs’demand for him to sack his advisers to end a briefing war
Rumours at Westminster suggested Mr Javid had refused demands to sack two advisers, known as SPADs.
Mr Javid said that “no self-respecting minister” could accept the condition being imposed, PA news agency reports.
“He has turned down the job of Chancellor of the Exchequer,” a source close to Mr Javid said.
“The Prime Minister said he had to fire all his special advisers and replace them with Number 10 special advisers to make it one team.
“The Chancellor said no self-respecting minister would accept those terms.”
Mr Javid had been expected to stay in his post, and his decision to walk our means that Mr Johnson is likely to be forced to change many of his reshuffle plans.
Mr Javid has been replaced by Rishi Sunak, the high-flying but little known chief secretary to the Treasury.