The battle of Downing Street: Can Rishi Sunak challenge Boris Johnson?

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor

Boris Johnson will chair the first meeting of his new-look Cabinet after a dramatic reshuffle which saw Sajid Javid quit as chancellor.

Gavin Williamson remains in his post as Education Secretary.

Every day since Boris Johnson won the election the question mark against his government has been "is it revolutionary or pragmatic?"

British prime minister Boris Johnson yesterday forced the resignation of finance minister Sajid Javid after the latter refused to sack his advisers.

Britain's Press Association news agency reported that Javid had quit after being told to fire all his aides and replace them with staff appointed by the prime minister's office.

Ex-Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay has replaced Sunak as treasury chief secretary.

The prime minister's office could not confirm Thursday whether the budget would take place as scheduled on March 11.

He will have to hit the ground running as the UK Budget is due to be tabled next month.

His departure from the cabinet follows rumours of tension between Mr Javid and the prime minister's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings.

McConnell: Trump 'ought to listen to' Barr's advice on DOJ tweets
She had warned Roger Stone several times that she was going to revoke his bond because he wouldn't stay off social media. Judge Jackson "has complete discretion as to what the sentence will be", explained Malcolm.

"The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of Rt Hon Rishi Sunak as Chancellor of the Exchequer", Downing Street said in the official announcement on the elevation of the three-time MP.

Taking William Hague's Richmond (Yorkshire) seat after the former Conservative Party leader chose to stand down at the 2015 general election, Mr Sunak was quick to establish himself as a free thinker.

Mr Sunak campaigned for Leave in the European Union referendum, and his constituency voted 55% Leave.

Smith, who had been in charge of parliamentary discipline for Johnson's predecessor, Theresa May, was the first minister to lose his job in the reshuffle.

Sunak is seen as a rising star in the Conservative Party, with endorsements from people including former Conservative leader Lord Hague of Richmond, who has described him as an "exceptional individual". Sunak was born in Southampton and is the son of G P Yashvir and pharmacist mother Usha.

His grandparents were born in India and emigrated to the United Kingdom from East Africa in the 1960s. He co-founded an investment fund and used that experience to help small and entrepreneurial British companies grow.

But allies of the axed minister said it was "absolute crap" to suggest Johnson and Number 10 had not been kept informed of the process and details of the deal.

He met his wife Akshata at Stanford and they have two daughters.

Oliver Dowden became a full cabinet member as culture secretary, having previously attended the meetings as paymaster general, and George Eustice was promoted to environment secretary from his previous role in the same department. She was appointed as the Attorney General.

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