Bri­tish fi­nance min­is­ter quits in reshuf­fle up­set

Oman Daily Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

LON­DON: Bri­tish Fi­nance Min­is­ter Sa­jid Javid re­signed on Thurs­day just weeks be­fore the pub­li­ca­tion of the gov­ern­ment’s an­nual bud­get, in a shock move pro­voked by Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son’s at­tempts to shake up his cab­i­net af­ter Brexit.

The chan­cel­lor of the ex­che­quer stood down af­ter John­son tried to use a reshuf­fle to re­move some of Javid’s aides, a source close to the de­part­ing min­is­ter said.

He was im­me­di­ately re­placed by his 39-year-old deputy, Rishi Su­nak, a for­mer banker and Brexit sup­porter who is seen as close to Down­ing Street.

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