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British Finance Chief Resigns Rather Than Cede Some Authority to Johnson

Feb 14, 2020 - The New York Times
Board and Executive Moves

Cabinet changes on Thursday aimed to put a new stamp on the government. Mr. Javid resigned rather than go along with the prime minister's play for more power over economic policy.

LONDON -- What was expected to be a routine cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson took an extraordinary turn on Thursday, when the Treasury chief, Sajid Javid, abruptly resigned rather than cede some of his power over economic policy to Mr. Johnson.

The surprise departure of such a senior fig...