SAJID Javid today wished Boris Johnson a ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ less than 24 hours after being ousted in an explosive Downing Street bust-up. Mr Javid, Britain’s first Asian Chancellor, walked after the prime minister demanded he fire all of his advisers. Leaving his home this morning, he was asked if he had any message for the Prime Minister who forced him out. Showing off a massive grin, he said: “Happy Valentine’s day”. The comment comes as the PM held his first Cabinet meeting since the shocking power grab that saw Mr Javid quit. Mr Javid was said to be furious after some in Downing Street gave him the mocking nickname “Chino”, meaning Chancellor In Name Only.The PM and his chief of staff Dominic Cummings yesterday stamped their authority on the party, wielding the axe for all and any dissenters. Mr Javid was one of several huge casualties from a bloody day in Westminster, with Andrea Leasom, Geoffrey Cox, Esther Mcvey and Julian Smith all booted out of the PM’s inner circle. Both women, along with Mr Javid, had faced up the PM in the Tory leadership contest last year. Mr Javid was yesterday replaced by Rishi Sunak, 39, an up… Read full this story
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