Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made major changes in the composition of the government. British politicians and journalists say that the main criterion by which he was guided in the reshuffle, was loyalty. Your posts, in particular, lost the Secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Julian Smith and Finance Minister Sajid Javid. Last one left a month before the submission of the draft budget, refusing to carry out assigned Prime condition.
After Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, Prime Minister Boris Johnson undertook personnel changes in the Cabinet.
They lost their posts: the Minister of Finance Sajid Javid, the Secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Julian Smith, Minister for universities, science, research and innovation Chris Skidmore, the housing Minister Esther McVey, the Minister for business, energy and industrial development Andrea Leadsom, the Minister for the environment, food and agriculture, Theresa Villiers, attorney General Jeffrey Cox, the Minister for digital technologies, culture, media and sport Morgan Costco.
The new Minister of Finance has appointed 40-year-old Rishi Sunak, one of the Vice Javid. Julian Smith will be replaced by Brandon Lewis, who has previously worked in the Ministry of internal Affairs.
Place Andrea Leadsom is Alak Sharma, Minister for international development, and his post went to the Minister for defence procurement in the UK Anne-Marie Trevelyan. The Ministry of digital technologies, culture, media and sport headed by Treasurer Oliver Dowden, and the Ministry of the environment George Eustis. The new attorney General will be Swell Braverman.
The outgoing government was the first Cabinet of Boris Johnson. When a politician took over as Prime Minister, he made serious personnel shifts in the government of his predecessor, Theresa may.
While Johnson did not amend the composition of the Cabinet after the parliamentary elections, the British leader decided to wait with this until the country’s withdrawal from the European Union. Accordingly, it was assumed that after Brexit dismissals and appointments will be made in accordance with the challenges that London will face in the 11-month transition period. Such problems will be very much the UK government have for a very short period of time to resolve a number of issues — from social policy to Economics.
However, the British journalists pay attention that the engine personnel changes have become all the conditions affecting the United Kingdom after 31 January.
Political commentator of the Daily Telegraph Gordon Rayner on Twitter noted that all the dismissed members of the government most actively opposed to the Prime Minister at meetings of the Cabinet. About the same said political columnist for the Sun Tom Newton: “What is the theme of this reshuffle so far? Loud voices are removed, quieter rewarded”.
Perhaps the most significant occasion for these reflections was the resignation of the Minister of Finance. And it was expected that key figures in the government — the Minister for foreign Affairs Dominic Raab, the interior Minister Priti Patel and Finance Minister Sajid Javid — will retain their posts. The latter, however, is made even more discord on the day the reshuffle of the government resigned on its own initiative.
As informs “bi-Bi-si” to save your post, the Finance Minister was right to dismiss his advisers. Moreover, the publication, citing a source, reported that to replace their team members Javid had the people around the Prime Minister, to Downing street and the Treasury have become “a team”.
However, Javid chose to refuse the job. According to the publication, the official is to resist excessive control by the Prime Minister.
By the way, this resignation is now not in the hands of great Britain. March 11 needs to be presented a draft budget for the next fiscal year — in terms of Brexit extremely important event.
Most of the British observers Sajid Javid was one of the most dedicated people to the Prime Minister. Yes and Boris Johnson in November called the Minister “a great guy” and “with full confidence” stated that Javid will retain his position.
British journalists, however, misleading about the conflict between Finance Minister and chief adviser to the Prime Minister Dominic Cummings, who has already sent in the resignation of assistants Javid.
“Boris Johnson lost control. Instead give preference to the interests of people across the country, he is embroiled in a battle of ego between his actual Deputy, Dominic Cummings and Cabinet Ministers,” — said in Twitter, the leader of the Scottish national party Ian Blackford.
Anyway, it becomes clear that in turbulence, which includes now Britain, the Prime Minister and his team want to have more control over the Ministry of Finance and, probably, other key agencies. However, the conflict between Johnson and the head of Treasury is a bad sign for the United Kingdom, trying to minimise the threats arising from Brexit. Perhaps the resignation of the Minister of Finance in the four weeks prior to the submission of the draft budget for next year is only the first trouble that arose along the way.
Another personnel decision of the Prime Minister, caused consternation among British (and not only) audience, was the resignation of the Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Julian Smith.
The main merit of the former Minister of state for Northern Ireland was the launch of the work of the Parliament of the Republic, which has not met for almost three years because of the conflict between the two main parties in the region — the Democratic unionist and “Sinn FEIN”. For Northern Ireland these three years were crisis.
The problem concerned the withdrawal of Britain from the EU. The fact that, in accordance with the agreement, Boris Johnson, the Northern Ireland Assembly needs every four years to vote on the question, will the Ulster adhere to the rules of the European Union or begin to follow the standards of London.
Many politicians and journalists thought it strange that Johnson decided to send in resignation of the first Minister for Northern Ireland, which was only for six months were able to solve the crisis. His two predecessors had failed in this area. For this Julian Smith received a ton of compliments in the media and among other political figures.
The Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar has said that Smith is “one of the best British politicians of our time.”
While British journalists pay attention to what Johnson and Smith never met eye to eye. Official reporters also call one of those who often engaged in disputes with the Prime Minister. For example, when the head of the government expressed readiness to carry out of the EU without a deal, the Minister, speaking in Parliament, said that “hard” Brexit becomes the worst option for Northern Ireland.
Political columnist for the Guardian Helen Pid notes that the departure of Smith shows that Boris Johnson “definitely does not encourage talent.”
“Look at what you have accomplished Julian Smith in Northern Ireland, and his award — dismissal. It seems that loyalty is valued above all” — said the journalist.