UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajad Javid (R) quit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his advisor Dominic Cummings took control of the Treasury on Thursday
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle took a dark and unexpected turn on Thursday when his office seized control of the Treasury.
Trying to limit and reshape the Treasury’s input on issues from public spending to Brexit, Johnson gave Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid an ultimatum: fire all your advisors and take on the Prime Minister’s staff. Javid refused, saying no “self-respecting” Minister could accept the demand.
But Rishi Sunak, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, immediately did as he became the new Chancellor and raised questioned about the Treasury’s independence. Has Dominic Cummings, Johnson’s ambitious chief aide, ridden roughshod over the Civil Service to take command?
In our latest 15-minute weekly review, I chat with talkRADIO’s Darryl Morris about the situation.