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Cabinet reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor after refusing to sack all his special advisers

BORIS Johnson\'s reshuffle is \"in tatters,\" his political opponents have claimed, after Sajid Javid dramatically resigned as the Chancellor – just weeks before the Budget.

Mr Javid was urged by the Prime Minister to agree that all his special advisers resign but refused to stay on in such circumstances.

The bombshell move throws up the prospect that Dominic Cummings, Mr Johnson\'s chief aide in Downing St, who has clamped down on the activities of so-called Spads, could have been behind the move to make all of Mr Javid\'s advisers go.

Rishi Sunak, the 39-year-old Chief Secretary of the Treasury, regarded as a rising star, has been promoted to the Chancellorship.

Mr Javid made clear that \"no self-respecting minister\" could accept the condition being imposed upon him.

A source close to the Midlands MP said: \"He has turned down the job of Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Prime Minister said
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