14.02.2020 | This is Boris’s show – and he wants to pull all the levers of power
Source - The Telegraph

Two days after the general election, Sajid Javid held his 50th birthday party in a glitzy Westminster hotel. There was a cake in the shape of a Chancellor’s Red Box, a buffet of Indian food, Bhangra dancers and about 150 guests – almost none of whom were politicians. Branches of the Javid clan had come down from Manchester, Glasgow and Bristol. “Everyone invited here,” he told guests, “is a personal friend.” At the centre table sat Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds, his partner, the guests of honour. In his reshuffle today, the Prime Minister invited Javid in early so he could be the first to be reappointed. He was full of praise for the Chancellor, but said he’d like a tiny tweak: would he mind sacking all of his advisers, and instead use a team sent in from No 10? A fresh start, he said. To help them work better together. Javid was appalled. To him, this wasn’t about advisers but about raw power. No10, he concluded, wanted to pull the Treasury levers itself – and he would end up being a Chancellor in name only. So he quit. The article's full text is at


Your name
Your email
Your reply
Remained symbols
| | | Add to chosen
Центр миру, конверсії та зовнішньої політики України
Інститут євро-атлантичного співробітництва
Центр "Україна - Європейський вибір"
Defense Express
Центр європейських та трансатлантичних студій

Rambler's Top100 Rambler's Top100

Міжнародний фонд відродження Project is realized with support from The International Міжнародний фонд відродження Project is realized with support from the NATO Information © 2004 - 2020. ЄВРОАТЛАНТИКА.UA
All rights reserved

This project was funded, in part, through Grant the opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the Author (s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of State.
На головну Анонси подій Новини Аналітика Топ новини та коментарі Мережа експертів Про проект