February 13, 2020 / 5:18 PM / 3 days ago

Former UK finance minister Javid says he could not accept Johnson's demands

Sajid Javid arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday he had resigned because no self-respecting minister would accept Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demands to fire his political advisers.

“The conditions were attached that I replace all my political advisers,” Javid told reporters. “I don’t believe any self-respecting minister would accept such conditions. I therefore felt the best thing was to go.”

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison

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