United Kingdom finance minister 'livid' at PM Johnson over firing of aide

UK prime minister Boris Johnson

UK prime minister Boris Johnson

A rift between Sajid Javid and Downing Street widened after one of the Chancellor's senior aides was sacked by Boris Johnson's key strategist.

The Times reported that Mr Javid was "absolutely furious" and confronted the Prime Minister over the issue.

"Making big fiscal announcements in a period of great economic uncertainty means we will have little idea how sustainable or costly decisions made this week will be", Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, said.

"The relationship is fantastic with the prime minister", Javid said. "(He is ) someone I have always got on with exceptionally well, and it has been a true chance to use him closely".

He firmly denied allegations that Cummings was effectively running the Treasury, describing the rumor as "nonsense" being spread by the Labour Party.

The episode underlines tensions between Downing Street and the Treasury amid signs that Mr Javid is being sidelined.

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Mr Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal on Oct 31, heralding a showdown with Parliament, at a time when his government is also seeking to outline new domestic priorities.

Johnson announced specifics of the growth in schools spending Friday, while Javid declared 400 million pounds ($491.08 million) of investment for additional instruction on Saturday.

Government sources insisted there are no trust issues between the PM and Mr Javid following incident.

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Government sources said that Ms Khan had not been held responsible for the leak of "Operation Yellowhammer", containing Whitehall predictions of the potential disruptive impact of a no-deal Brexit.

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