Chancellor of the Exchequer Resigns

Sajid Javid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has unexpectedly resigned from the Government, as the Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle falls into chaos. Javid rejected a demand by Boris Johnson to sack his advisers and instead resigned, with Rishi Sunak, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury taking over his role.

John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, said:

“This must be a historical record, with the government in crisis after just over two months in power”.