- Boris Johnson's chancellor Sajid Javid resigns after receiving a strict ultimatum from the prime minister.
- Johnson is said to have told Javid that he must fire or dismiss all of his advisors.
- Javid's shock resignation came when Johnson destroyed a number of senior government officials in his first cabinet reshuffle since the general election.
- Further information can be found on the Business Insider homepage.
Boris Johnson's Chancellor Sajid Javid left the British government after the Prime Minister told him that he could only remain in office if he fired his entire advisory team.
Javid, who ran against Johnson to become Chairman and Prime Minister of the Conservative Party, received the ultimatum from the Prime Minister on Thursday.
Javid, whom Johnson appointed Chancellor last year, has been replaced by the current Secretary of Treasury, Rishi Sunak.
A source close to Mr. Javid said that "no self-respecting minister" could have accepted Johnson's terms.
"The prime minister said he had to fire all of his special advisers and replace them with special adviser number 10 to form a team," the source said.
"The Chancellor said no self-respecting minister would accept these conditions."
—Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) February 13, 2020
A former conservative minister told Business Insider that the move was "orchestrated" by Downing Street personalities to force Javid.
His shock came when Johnson pushed out a number of other high-profile members of his government as part of his post-election restructuring.
Recently, there have been reports of tensions between Javid and Dominic Cummings, Johnson's chief adviser.
Other high-profile personalities that Johnson will oust on Thursday are:
- Northern Irish Secretary Julian Smith
- The Attorney General Geoffrey Cox
- The economic secretary Andrea Leadsom
- Housing Minister Esther McVey
- Environment Minister Theresa Villiers