Friday, 21 February, 2020


United Kingdom finance minister Sajid Javid quits as PM Boris Johnson reshapes cabinet

Government reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor Watch: What Narayana Murthy's Son-In-Law Told NDTV On Joining Politics In 2015
Bennie Garza | 14 February, 2020, 13:10

Boris Johnson ordered Mr Javid to fire his closest aides and replace them with advisers chosen by Number 10.

"This morning he told me that I need to make way for someone new".

Ex-Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay replaces Mr Sunak as Treasury chief secretary.

The pound briefly retreated on Javid's departure but soon recovered as analysts said the new chancellor could open the way for more public spending and growth.

Paul Dales, chief United Kingdom economist at Capital Economics, said Javid, a fiscal conservative, had appeared reluctant to increase public borrowing to fund higher spending. After pressure from the British and Irish governments, the main Irish nationalist and British unionist power-sharing parties returned to work last month.

After his election victory in December, Johnson fulfilled his pledge to get Britain out of the European Union on January 31 - but the country's future ties with the bloc remain uncertain.

Several high-profile women in Johnson's government, including Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom and Housing Minister Esther McVey, were fired.

Michael Gove will also keep his role as Cabinet Office Minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Robert Buckland will continue as Justice Secretary.

The bombshell - less than a month before the budget is announced - follows tensions between the ex-chancellor and the PM's chief adviser, Dominic Cummings.

Javid refused to say whether the pressure came from Cummings.

This is now being replaced with an integrated Number 10-Treasury team of advisers at the top of that structure.

Besides Javid's exit, perhaps the greatest surprise in the Cabinet reshuffle is the firing of Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith, who had success securing a deal to end a three-year suspension of the local government.

But allies of the axed minister said it was "absolute crap" to suggest Johnson and Number 10 had not been kept informed of the process and details of the deal.

Witham MP Priti Patel also remains as home secretary.

He tweeted: "Serving the people of Northern Ireland has been the biggest privilege".

But The Times newspaper said Johnson felt "blindsided" by the deal because it includes an investigation into alleged crimes by British soldiers during decades of sectarian violence known as The Troubles.

Brandon Lewis was appointed as Northern Ireland Secretary.

After years of political turmoil over Brexit, Johnson wants to focus this year on domestic issues, including investments in police, healthcare and infrastructure.

Alok Sharma was promoted from global development to become the new business secretary, and he will also be minister for the COP26 United Nations climate summit, due to take place in Glasgow in November.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Knicks, at $4.6 billion, listed as NBA's highest-valued team by Forbes

    Knicks, at $4.6 billion, listed as NBA's highest-valued team by Forbes

    The three franchises are in elite company in USA sports, where few franchises are estimated to be worth more than $4 billion. The Raptors are now worth $2.1 billion from the most recent Forbes valuations, a 25% growth over previous year's figure.
    Michigan State hires Mel Tucker as head coach

    Michigan State hires Mel Tucker as head coach

    His contract also says MSU will pay for or reimburse Tucker for a country club membership at a club of his choosing. The 48-year-old Tucker is from Cleveland and was a Big Ten championship-winning defensive back at Wisconsin.
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini

    Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini

    In the autumn of 2016, the news about the re-release of the 8-bit NES console resounded in the world of the gaming industry. The console can be placed in the palm of your hand, which is very convenient for its storing and carrying around.
  • DBS evacuates 300 staff after employee gets coronavirus

    DBS evacuates 300 staff after employee gets coronavirus

    DBS said an employee was tested on February 11 and the bank was informed of the confirmation of coronavirus on Wednesday morning. Under the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition, orange is one step below red, which signifies an out-of-control pandemic.
    Amber Rose Speaks On Kobe Bryant's Death Inspiring Her Getting Forehead Tattoo

    Amber Rose Speaks On Kobe Bryant's Death Inspiring Her Getting Forehead Tattoo

    Turns out, Amber frankly doesn't give a f*ck what you think of her new face tat. Amber told Keyshia Cole that AE even supported her decision to get the tattoo.
    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .
  • How and where to buy the Galaxy Z Flip

    How and where to buy the Galaxy Z Flip

    That's because neither of them includes that huge 108-megapixel camera sensor on the back, nor a periscope camera. However, according to SamMobile reports, India's Samsung Galaxy S20 series phones are only 4G versions.
    Italian Senate approves lifting of Salvini’s immunity

    Italian Senate approves lifting of Salvini’s immunity

    Mr Salvini could also be prosecuted over the Open Arms vessel, another migrant ship that was offshore for days last August. Similar standoffs played out in the Mediterranean Sea during the anti-immigration stance Salvini took as interior minister.
    The 10 best football players in the world

    The 10 best football players in the world

    But even so, there’s no denying that he has impressive skills and he managed to lead all his football teams to big titles. Now at PSG, there are a lot of rumors that he might come back in Spain to play for life-time rivals of Barcelona, Real Madrid.
  • Relative of Covid-19 patient becomes Malaysia’s 19th case, says Health Ministry

    Relative of Covid-19 patient becomes Malaysia’s 19th case, says Health Ministry

    A 25-second video clip claiming that the virus had infected a person at the hospital has also made its round on social media . Since the beginning of the outbreak in December, the virus has spread to about two dozen countries.
    London confirms first case of coronavirus, bringing United Kingdom  total to 9

    London confirms first case of coronavirus, bringing United Kingdom total to 9

    Earlier this week, the British government declared that the coronavirus was a "serious and imminent" threat to public health. Some are also concerned that the Uber driver who took her there may be at risk, and possibly others in his vehicle later.

    General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers

    In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

South Africa claim one-run win over England in T20I thriller South Africa claim one-run win over England in T20I thriller Opening batsman Roy was ruthless in reaching his fifty off 22 balls en route to scoring 70 off 38 shipments with 7 fours and 3 6s. England's bowlers pulled it back and Chris Jordan was - like Ngidi - brilliant at the end for his team with 2-28.

Man Utds Pogba open to Juventus return after Euros - Raiola Man Utds Pogba open to Juventus return after Euros - Raiola Raiola will try to convince United to lower their demands, especially as Pogba will have only one year remaining on his contract after this season.

Judge halts Microsoft work on Cloud contract after Amazon suit Judge halts Microsoft work on Cloud contract after Amazon suit The bid protest filed in US Court of Federal Claims urges that the rival JEDI bids be re-evaluated and a new decision reached. Amazon has asked for the Department of Defense to halt the contract with Microsoft and re-review submitted proposals.

Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock recall both dating actor Tate Donovan Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock recall both dating actor Tate Donovan Her long, brunette tresses fell effortlessly as she rocked black boots, pants, and a blouse with a gold watch and gold necklaces. She penned a powerful essay in 2016 for the Huffington Post about constant tabloid speculation over her being pregnant.

United Nations health agency developing COVID-19 virus treatment master plan United Nations  health agency developing COVID-19 virus treatment master plan Dr Ghebreyesus have called on the world to fight the new virus has aggressively as possible. It might take 18 months before a medication is developed, according to Tedros.

Tiger Roll ranked 170 in Grand National Tiger Roll ranked 170 in Grand National Greenwood applied compression but only by 1lb or 2lb to the top four horses - the other two are Bristol De Mai and Native River. Bristol de Mai was rated 173 when entered previous year and that figure has been downgraded since to 168.

Pep Guardiola says he could be sacked if City lose against Madrid Pep Guardiola says he could be sacked if City lose against Madrid That is the process. "What is the best coach in the world?" he included. But you never know what can happen in the summer. I'm 30, so another good five years.

United Nations rights office lists companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements United Nations  rights office lists companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements Neither Israel nor the USA are members of the forum which both accuse of a bias against Israel. Inclusion on the list has no immediate legal implications for the companies.

Iceberg size of Malta breaks off Antarctica Iceberg size of Malta breaks off Antarctica As per records, the iceberg was nearly as big as Atlanta at more than 300 square kilometers (116 square miles). In Antarctica, a new iceberg of the huge sizes broke off from the glacier pine island.

Miley Cyrus Shares NSFW Nip Slip Wardrobe Malfunction Photo Miley Cyrus Shares NSFW Nip Slip Wardrobe Malfunction Photo As of publication time, her Instagram post is still live, as it should be-because nipples are natural , people. Miley Cyrus walked onto this runway like a wrecking ball.

Livingston Resident, Astronaut Returns To Earth After Breaking Several Records Livingston Resident, Astronaut Returns To Earth After Breaking Several Records Astronauts who spend months orbiting the International Space Station miss their families. Koch wrote in the caption for the video, which she shared to both Instagram and Twitter.

Five Young Sports Stars to Watch in 2020 Five Young Sports Stars to Watch in 2020 We’ve now entered 2020 and the sporting world will certainly have a lot to show us in the upcoming year. The upcoming year will be telling if the boy can turn from a talented prospect to a world-class player.

The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.

How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.

Latest News on the Global Online Gaming Industry The company is showing signs of making a comeback, as competitors are forced to merge and consolidate in order to survive. The industry can be broken down further between mobile gambling and desktop gambling (which includes laptops and PCs).