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Sajid Javid resigns!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

  2. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

  3. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Night of the long knives?
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter



  5. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

  6. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Yes - but he's resigned, not been sacked.
  7. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    JL48 likes this.
  8. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Vicki Young

    Chief Political Correspondent

    Yesterday we were all thinking this reshuffle could be a bit on the boring side - it hasn't turned out like that.

    Sajid Javid partly resigned in loyalty to his advisers but it is about power as well.

    Number 10 wanted to control the message and Sajid Javid realised this was taking away his influence.

    In his place is Rishi Sunak - this is a meteoric rise for him.

    He has a lot of work to do because we are only four weeks away from a budget.

  9. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I believe Sajid Javid recently had his EU., trade negotiating strategy leaked. Might be a cause?
  10. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Pushed maybe?
  11. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Should fit in very well within the Westminster bubble.
  12. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Javid was told that he could stay on if he sacked all of his SpAds - he refused. Sounds very much like Dominic Cummings is behind it all.
    Laphroig, JL48, nomad and 1 other person like this.
  13. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    It's pretty clear now that the real PM is Cummings and Johnson is just his Deputy
    bajan, Laphroig, MAGAorMIGA and 2 others like this.
  14. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Anyone who remembers Yes Minister knows that the country is run by civil servants rather than politicians.
    caress likes this.
  15. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Would this be the same Rushi Sunak who claimed "It’s worth pointing out that the EU is pretty much the only place in the world that doesn’t use freeports, for example there are over 200 in the US" despite the fact there are 82 freeports in the EU?
    Sally006 and ajrowing like this.
  16. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    Cummings replaces one token ethnic minority cabinet member with another... Johnson gets Javid to resign to make it look voluntary.
  17. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

  18. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Lead commenter

    Damn! No more old jokes about boiled eggs.
  19. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    I don't recall political advisers having this much power in a government since the days of Peter Mandelson, and even then he would have been powerless to remove Gordon Brown.
    Laphroig likes this.
  20. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    That was a bit different though. Mandelson was an elected MP before Blair even became leader, continued as an MP and served in Blair's Cabinet as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and later for N Ireland. Cabinet Ministers are supposed to be quite powerful and give the PM their political advice, aren't they?

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