‘The Cabinet reshuffle has been full of surprises’

A key resignation captured the attention of the country during the reshuffle, and the DfT has new faces at the helm
The resignation of the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, in last week’s reshuffle certainly came as a huge surprise.

But, with hindsight, perhaps the reason for it – Boris Johnson’s decision to merge the Number 10 and Treasury teams of advisers, requiring Sajid Javid to dispense with his own advisers - was not.

It’s been clear that there were growing tensions between the Treasury and Number 10. The premature briefing of the media that Sajid Javid was in favour of . . .

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