Sajid Javid arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville
LONDON (Reuters) – Former British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday he had resigned because no self-respecting minister would accept Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demands to fire his political advisers.
“The conditions were attached that I replace all my political advisers,” Javid told reporters. “I don’t believe any self-respecting minister would accept such conditions. I therefore felt the best thing was to go.”
Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison