Chancellor Javid resigns weeks before Budget

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Javid is understood to have refused to remove all of his special advisers
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Javid is understood to have refused to remove all of his special advisers

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has resigned just under a month before he was expected to deliver the first Budget of this parliament, making him the shortest-serving Chancellor for more than 50 years.

The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg reported on Thursday afternoon (13 February) amid a high-drama cabinet reshuffle that Javid is understood to have been asked to remove all of his special advisers,...

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