British finance minister quits in reshuffle shock

London (AFP) – Sajid Javid quit as Britain’s finance minister on Thursday just weeks before the scheduled annual budget statement, in a shock move provoked by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempts to shake up his cabinet after Brexit.The chancellor of the Exchequer said he had “no option but to resign” after Johnson offered to keep him on but only if he got rid of all his political advisers.”I was unable to accept these conditions,” he told reporters outside his home. “I don’t believe any self-respecting minister would accept such conditions and so therefore I felt the best thing to do was t…

Read More