Boris’ attempted power-grab went horribly wrong this morning, as Said Javid resigned his position as Chancellor of the Exchequer in protest over government attempts to force his hand, and sack all of his advisors.
For such a huge resignation to come so early in the PM’s premiership is damaging enough, but the replacement he has brought in raises other questions. Rishi Sunak was, as recently as seven months ago, a junior housing minister – now he has the second-most important job in the country.
Already, several media outlets on the right of the political divide are heralding his appointment as a success, because he campaigned to leave the EU – it seems like Brexit is “done” until it becomes beneficial for the government to bring up. (See here).