Boris Johnson’s new Cabinet will meet for the first time today following a reshuffle in which the Finance Minister Sajid Javid ended his term as Chancellor.
The PM had. offered to reappoint Sajid Javid on the condition that he fires his entire team – a condition which did not go down well with Javid and who therefore resigned. Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey are among the other. politicians who are no longer in the Johnson Cabinet.
Together with Javid, they were among the contenders in the election for the leadership of the Conservative party which was won by Johnson. Javid, who next month was expected to make his budget speech, said that he had no other choice but to resign, because no self-respecting Minister would have accepted the conditions laid down but the PM.