Thu Feb 13th, 2020 at 02:52:50 PM EST
Refused to fire his team and succumb to Dominic Cummings, a future British Knight ...
○ Sajid Javid Resigns as U.K. Chancellor Following Showdown With Johnson
Rishi Sunak –- About me
Little Trump in the UK is learning fast! You're fired!
More below the fold ...
Trump trick: Higher spending, lower taxes. UK Cummings' economics, so expect higher spending by the UK government, the value of British £££ rises.
Economy introductions: the size of government debt
○ The government owes £1.8 trillion, up from about £1 trillion in 2009/10
BBC News never seems to get the headline right: not a RESIGNATION, the Chancellor got SACKED!
Cabinet reshuffle news – live: Boris Johnson’s adviser ‘wins absolute control’ as Sajid Javid quits as chancellor and senior Tories axed | The Independent |
Sajid Javid has quit as chancellor after No 10 reportedly ordered him to sack his team of Treasury aides, following long-running tensions between Mr Javid and Boris Johnson’s closest adviser Dominic Cummings. His replacement has been named as Rishi Sunak.
It comes as Mr Johnson has sacked Julian Smith as Northern Ireland secretary, Andrea Leadsom as business secretary, Esther McVey as housing minister, Theresa Villiers as environment secretary and Geoffrey Cox as attorney general during this morning’s cabinet reshuffle.
Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell claimed Mr Javid’s shock exit showed Mr Cummings had won “absolute control” of Downing Street and had left the government “in crisis”.
Sunak tipped for promotion in shuffle | Telegraph India – Dec. 2019 |
It is invariably the kiss of death for any politician to be tipped for stardom but the Financial Times, which is widely respected, suggested on Christmas Day that 39-year-old Rishi Sunak will be promoted in the new year.
Sunak is chief secretary to the treasury and a member of the cabinet — effectively number two to the chancellor Sajid Javid.
What has been rumoured is that Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s powerful but very unpopular chief adviser at 10, Downing Street, wants a shake-up in Whitehall and to subsume the department of international development — headed by Alok Sharma — into the foreign office, for example.
And after an 80-seat majority, he might get what he wants.
So what happens to Sunak, who played quite a starring role during the election campaign? He made numerous TV appearances ahead of other senior figures and twice stood in for Boris during high profile debates with Opposition figures.
There is no doubt that Sunak, who represents a safe seat in Richmond, Yorkshire, and is married to Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy’s daughter, Akshata — the couple have two daughters, Krishna and Anoushka — is well regarded both by Boris and, possibly more significantly, Cummings.
According to the FT, Sunak is “being tipped by senior Tories to run a new economic super-ministry after a big cabinet reshuffle due in February”.
○ Civil service hiring and firing rules set for review as Cummings and Johnson plot Whitehall overhaul | CSW – Dec. 16, 2019 |