On Thursday, the 13th of February 2020, UK PM Johnson had forced the departure of his Finance Minister Sajid Javid who had been more contentious on increasing public spending as part of Britain’s 2020-21 budget and appointed a deputy of Javid, Rishi Sunak, as the world’s fifth-largest economy’s Finance Minister, who had not been even a parliament member five years ago.
Nonetheless, as Javid’s resignation was widely contemplated over the Downing Street as a typical reshuffle in the ministry, but the underlying narratives had compounded over the recent weeks since UK’s former Finance Minister Javid had disagreed to break off the traditional ties of public spending, a much-required weaponry for PM Johnson in a Brexited Britain which might need to grapple with a gauge of anarchies if it could not seal trade deals with other EU members in a near-term outlook.
However, as Javid’s resignation came forth as a sign of tightening PM Johnson’s grip over the UK treasury what now he seems to require more than ever to deliver his vision for a Brexited Britain, pouring fresh scorns over PM Johnson’s spending mandates, Javid, who stepped down as UK’s Finance Minister on Thursday (February 13th) said to the reporters in front of his house, “Whilst I was very pleased that the prime minister wanted to reappoint me, I was unable to accept the conditions that he had attached so I felt I was left with no option but to resign.
The conditions that were attached was a requirement that I replace all my political advisers ... I was unable to accept those conditions; I don’t believe any self-respecting minister would accept such conditions. ”