Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
One less back-stabber then .......
Not too sure if the negative post on here about Boris and his reshuffle and dislike of anything English, makes me feel sad for the negatives or superior probably a bit of both, but the more negative the better because we know it’s working. UK led by Boris making it number one is good, Trump say USA #1 for Americans which is right same as UK #1 for British people which is the right thing to say
2 concurrent HYS streams on Conservative re-shuffle, but no mention anywhere of Labour leadership battle! How many people watched Newsnight debate last night (not I), or Vic. Derbyshire prog this a.m (not I)? Does anyone out there actually care which of these 4 non-entities becomes Labour's next leader?
At last he showed some spine after becoming such a pitiful yes man.
@5 Tony 'He's not very good at this Prime Minister job, is he?' Says who? You? What do you know about Boris Johnson? Have you read about him, what he's done, his extensve education, his background in journalism, his diverse family background? Or is this just opinion according to 'Tony', who is who? Knows what? Who has a vast knowledge of the job? Or who knows nothing about it?
Centralisation of power continues... did we vote for MPs or did we vote for these Dominic Cummings and Alastair Campbell type shadowy figures?
Ref 6. Posted byoobiedoobieon Just now Centralisation of power continues... did we vote for MPs or did we vote for these Dominic Cummings and Alastair Campbell type shadowy figures? We voted for Brexit & Boris to deliver it. Others are there to aid him in the endeavour
#6 - "did we vote for MPs or did we vote for these Dominic Cummings and Alastair Campbell type shadowy figures?" In fairness, Campbell only manipulated NuLabour's media coverage - he didn't single-handedly shape its ideology or legislation. Cummings on the other hand seems to be exerting control on BoJo like a hairless Rasputin. Dangerous times.
So the cull of all those who aren't True Believers begins
@8 StealthPastaon So the cull of all those who aren't True Believers begins. _______ Well let's hope it continues into the part of the public that still can't forgive the thickos, gammons and zimmer frame generation that rained on the elitist remoaners parade and taught them how out of touch they are with their betters! Learn or leave.
@9 shroppyfly people come and people go, whats the problem ++ I think that it's the Cummings rather than the goings that's the problem!
@9. shroppyfly "people come and people go, whats the problem" You miss the point, it's not that people come and go from the cabinet, it's the way it was done. Bullying Javid into either quitting or throwing his team under the bus. Not the actions of anyone I'd trust in power. Sadly, said team are out of a job whichever way he jumped and through no fault of their own.
Runs away from having to deal with #Brexit. The first of many who said it would be a doddle.
@10 ~ Something is wrong in Fairyland "Runs away from having to deal with #Brexit" So you haven't read the facts on why he resigned then? Why bother posting and making a fool of yourself?
To have one Chancellor of the Exchequer resign could be viewed as unfortunate. But to have two resign in the space of 10 months due to the policies of #10 should be considered as the death knell of the idea that the Tory party were ever the Party of financial responsibility.
Boris really is strong and stable, been so long since we had a PM who says my way or no way, Boris determine to rule the country just what UK need, we’ve had enough of lilly livered politicians trying to please the great unwashed, country has a direction, could you imagine Corbyn in power now, would of been beer and sandwiches at #10 with unions deciding how to carve up the country. 5 years + 5 ok
I wondered how long it would be before cracks started to appear in the Tory 'unitedness'! They'd been doing so well until this week!!
This is going to upset Remainers. Any delusional hopes that they had of a BrExit betrayal BRINO FTA now have a vanishingly small probability of coming about. I expect impotent rage from embittered Remainers further demonising Dominic Cummings. #10 and #11 will be fully on the same page. We will not become an EU colony. Cue: epic toy chucking from those clinging to unrealistic BRINO FTA hopes
Getting a "yessir" man in #11 means it's easier to spend the cash for all of those projects that bozo wants for his legacy. I wonder where the cash is going to come from to pay for all this? 1) more austerity 2) increased taxes* 3) more national debt *Looks like the off payroll tax is going to come in March despite everybody saying it will be disastrous for jobs.
looks like "my way or the highway" STRONG LEADERSHIP from our PM.
14 no strong leaders can accept criticism this demonstrates the Bullington Bully at his clearest... a poltroon
14. Posted by post office queue looks like "my way or the highway" STRONG LEADERSHIP from our PM. Nearly everyone else is thinking DICTATORSHIP from our PM and supplication to the unelected 'Grigori' Cummings
At last someone who shows a bit of honour in their role! Not a fan of Sajid Javid by any means but at least he didn't throw his staff under the proverbial train for his own gains!
@20 Shazzy At last someone who shows a bit of honour in their role! Not a fan of Sajid Javid by any means but at least he didn't throw his staff under the proverbial train for his own gains! -- Although I understand your sentiment he has actually thrown them under the train as the new Chancellor will not be allowed to retain them anyway. Sad to say it is a Lose / Lose for them.
@20. Shazzy "At last someone who shows a bit of honour in their role! Not a fan of Sajid Javid by any means but at least he didn't throw his staff under the proverbial train for his own gains!" That depends if the "train" is HS2 - that "jobs for the boys" gravy train.
@20 Shazzy 'Not a fan of Sajid Javid by any means but at least he didn't throw his staff under the proverbial train for his own gains!' If we are talking proverbially, I think you will find it's normally a bus. A train is less likely to arrive at the right time.
20 Shazzy At last someone who shows a bit of honour in their role! Not a fan of Sajid Javid by any means but at least he didn't throw his staff under the proverbial train for his own gains! ==== Pontius Pilate more like. Instead of sacking them himself or moving a few into the combined No.10/11 adviser pool he quit and left it to others to sack them all. Self-respect? Self interest !
Don't be fooled, Cummings is calling all the shots here. He is in charge, not Boris.
29. Posted by armstrong Don't be fooled, Cummings is calling all the shots here. He is in charge, not Boris. ---- Cummings was Put in with a little help from his Russian friends. I bet that there are lots of gullible voters who still think that Corbyn would be worse than a drunkard propped up by a Russian agent.
Johnson said he'd be a "Brexity Hezza" so I wonder, will Javid be an "Asian Hezza" on the Back-Benches, knowing as he does, where the metaphorical bodies are buried on things like "The Northern Powerhouse" and HS2? Only 4 weeks from the Budget, I'm expecting more leaks than the Titanic between then and now. BTW: Who elected Dominic Cummings? #UnelectedElites
Glad he resigned on principle. Furthermore the sacking of Julian Smith was wholly unjustified (given he succeeded in breaking the deadlock at Stormont).
@36. Posted by CautiousOptimism - whilst he has been hard done by, to be honest my 3-year-old-daughter could have broken the stormont stalemate - it was broken because neither of the 2 main parties wanted to face an election, or face losing their ridiculous unearned wages. Give it 6 months until we are at another "crisis" as veto's will be used against what was "agreed" to bring back Stormont
@38 ~ psikey "We voted for Brexit & Boris to deliver it. Others are there to aid him in the endeavour" You people campaigned against the idea of "unelected EU bureaucrats" so please tell me where and when you voted for Dominic Cummings? Don't like Tony Benn but he was right when he said "If you cannot get rid of the people who govern you, you do not live in a democratic system."
40 new hospitals, 30,000 extra nurses, a bridge from Scotland to N.I., more money to fight crime, for education and social care. Without knowing where all this "non-existent" money is coming from other than the £350m a week we can spend on the NHS, I'm not surprised Javid has resigned. Brexit really is going well.
40something% of you lot voted for this lying brutal clown who has has the man who invent the slogan take back control as his chief advisor. Little did you know that what cummings actually meant was the HE was going to have all the control. HE wanted to take back control from everyone and centralise all control in HIS hands. WE did not even vote for him. Thank you and goodnight.
Who the hell is running this country? Sack the unelected Dominic Cummings now! He seems to have more power than anyone. If he doesn’t like you, you’re out. This is no way to run a democratic country.
41 . I think its the Tories , yes fairly sure Labour lost . AGAIN ..
41. BrummieBritishEuropean ...Sack the unelected Dominic Cummings now! ... This is no way to run a democratic country. >>> For 3 years the English bleated about how undemocratic it was that the 2016 referendum result had not been implemented. Now we have a government official ensuring that this is done and, when he does this, people still manage to complain that this is somehow undemocratic.
41. BrummieBritishEuropean Who the hell is running this country? Sack the unelected Dominic Cummings now! He seems to have more power than anyone. If he doesn’t like you, you’re out. This is no way to run a democratic country. --- You are quite right. However, we have a PM who is simply not good on details and this has resulted in people like DC pulling all the strings.
@41 "Sack the unelected Dominic Cummings now! He seems to have more power than anyone. If he doesn’t like you, you’re out" Typical leftist disregard for the facts & reality. He resigned, he wasn't sacked, do you lot even know the difference? Cummings does not have that power anyway. It was his advisory team that were being replaced by a joint team of advisers. Maybe we see less leaks now?
@ 41 Brummie "This is no way to run a democratic country" About right for England though. That's the country with same 2-party stitch-up system as USA, which also lost status as fully democratic last decade. When 65% vote against you & you end up with a comfy majority—2005 GE—it makes a mockery of the democracy pretense. Doesn't it? Javid's tax avoidance skills will be missed.
@50 No, it’s you who don’t understand. We need our PM and government to be accountable. Cummings (who is neither elected or accountable) is again using his influence to ensure the government is less answerable to us. The recent incident with certain journalists being excluded from No.10 also shows this. Is it a good job if we have a PM who hides behind his spin doctor and can’t face his critics?
We do seem to have a very British version of Donald Trump as PM. I kind of see why you want people on your team that agree with you but I'd be more inclined to have a broad spectrum of voices in cabinet. It does look very much as if it's 'my way or the highway' which is a little dictatorial for my liking.
The BBC loves opening up stuff like this, but never once did the BBC open up for comment all the antisemitism in Labour. Removed
Well done Sajid Javid for standing up to the unelected “Prime Minister”, Dominic Cummings.
Maybe Cummings will appoint Johnson's brother Max as Chancellor now he's basically sacked Javid. It might not be a bad appointment as Max apparently knows how to get £7bn for the company he's been working for in HS2 payments - Lendlease. Canny financial brain. It's what you voted for leavers. Own it.
The purge has begun....no blood, but alarm bells of 1930's Germany & Stalinist Russia. Removed
You just cannot have a senior minister that has his own agenda? No CEO would tolerate that in a board room.
74 The BBC is Anti-Brexit so is Anti-Democracy You just cannot have a senior minister that has his own agenda? No CEO would tolerate that in a board room. // If you have to set the agenda for your ministers, or executives, then you might as well do their jobs yourself. The prime minister is simply the first among equals.
Boris ISN'T the boss, anyone who thinks so is deluded, Cummings is running this **** show.
Good riddance. Can we now prosecute Javid from his part in the world economic crash with his Collateralised Debt Obligations while working on £3m/year at Deutsche Bank?
"80 seat majority already effectively 73... " It's bad for Boris...and the Russian report is still being suppressed, plus he's not started the 10 year discussions on his "end of year" Brexit deal...but I don't think it's that bad. It's Cummins they hate, not the tories. Cummins isn't a tory. He's much worse. It's bad news for us. Weak puppet chancellor and zero growth...
Rishi Sunak will be in -he was happy to lie about the EU having no freeports on his interview rounds last week (they actually have 80 & Tories shut down the last 5 in UK) Sunak at ease with fakenews that Cummings & Johnson require & champions deregulation, reducing standards on food, agriculture, safety & workers rights, making NHS pay US drug prices- all required to get that USA trade deal
Javid was forced to resign less because he is a man of honour (he may be) than because his job as Chancellor would have been impossible because he would no longer have been able to check the extravagances of the reckless spender at no. 10. Power is being concentrated in no.10 on an unprecedented scale. And it is not in Johnson's hands in which it is now concentrated. God save democracy.
On the one hand it's amusing to see these overpromoted, rabidly ambitious specimens being pushed back down the greasy pole, but on the other it's worrying to see the increasingly autocratic behaviour of Johnson who clearly cannot stand any form of discussion or debate. Unbelievable that people actually voted for five years of this.
ridiculous how without any actual qualification you can been home secretary, money guy, equality guy etc. This man is a pawn that is asked to front controversial decisions cause he would not back stab non-white people. But he did and he does. Now his job is done and Boris need a lot more closer followers to protect him in his journey of turning this country into a cut throat strip mall place
Javid, certainly seems to have principles. To those who always take delight in saying that the Tory party is full of the privileged, ex public school, Oxbridge pleas not that Javid's father was a bus driver and he went to a comprehensive. See you can make it with a bit of effort