It was Sajid Javid who lit the fuse early this week that would lead to Johnson’s resignation. On Tuesday, he resigned as Health Minister, along with Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (another candidate for prime minister, see below). The resignations of these two acts resulted in the resignation of nearly 60 ministers, deputy ministers and ministers of state who also surrendered.
Javid is no stranger to British politics: He was Home Secretary under former Prime Minister Theresa May, ran for Conservative leadership in 2019 – and finished the last four years – and was Johnson’s chancellor until 2020. He resigned after six months because he refused to be fired. some of his advisors.
In 2021, Javid took over as Health Minister. Under his rule, the approach to the Corona crisis has shifted from collective constraints to individual responsibility. He resigned from the government earlier this week because he no longer trusted the prime minister. “The situation will not change under your leadership and I have lost my confidence as a result,” he said in his resignation letter to Johnson.
Javid does not hide the fact that he admires Margaret Thatcher – it is said that there is a picture of the first female prime minister in his office.
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