British finance minister quits in reshuffle upset

Chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid, who resigned from cabinet today, leaving 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister Questions in House of Commons, Central London, Britain, yesterday. – EPA pic, February 13, 2020.

BRITISH Finance Minister Sajid Javid resigned today, in a shock move that deals a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government just weeks after Brexit and a month before the annual budget.

The chancellor of the exchequer stood down after Johnson tried to use a reorganisation of his cabinet to get rid of some of Javid’s aides, a source close to the departing minister said.

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