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Sajid Javid says PM left him with ‘no choice’ but to quit

Sajid Javid says PM left him with ‘no choice’ but to quit

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Sajid Javid has said he had "no option" but to resign as chancellor - because Boris Johnson attached conditions to him staying in the role which "no self-respecting minister would accept".Mr Javid quit after refusing to sack his aides in a row with the prime minister that took Westminster by surprise. Read Sajid Javid's full resignation letter at the bottom of this article Image: Newly installed chancellor Rishi Sunak arrives at the Treasury The former chancellor said the condition was something he was "unable to accept"."I felt I was left with no option other than to resign." ...
HS2: Chancellor Sajid Javid backs project ahead of crucial meeting

HS2: Chancellor Sajid Javid backs project ahead of crucial meeting

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Sajid Javid has decided to throw his support behind HS2 ahead of a key meeting with Boris Johnson later.The chancellor is expected to tell the PM he supports the controversial London to Birmingham rail link after studying Treasury analysis of its impact, as first reported by the Financial Times.A leaked report has suggested the project could cost almost double the £56bn originally expected in 2015.Mr Johnson has said MPs can expect a decision "very shortly".No 10 said a final decision on the rail link would not be taken on Thursday - although the meeting, also involving Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, is expected to go a long way to coming up with a decision about whether to back the project.The BBC's political editor Laura Kue
Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Technology
Social media companies have been told to "clean up their platforms" or be prepared to face the "force of the law" by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The warning comes after a gunman who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand filmed the attack and live-streamed it directly to Facebook.Writing in the Daily Express, Mr Javid said: "Tech companies must do more to stop his messages being broadcast."The live-stream of the attack on Facebook lasted for 17 minutes.Despite the original video being taken down, it was quickly replicated and shared widely on other platforms, including YouTube and Twitter.Mr Javid urged people to stop viewing and sharing the "sick material" online, adding: "It is wrong and it is illegal."Online platforms have a responsibility not ...
Borrow more to boost building, says Sajid Javid

Borrow more to boost building, says Sajid Javid

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe government should borrow money to fund the building of hundreds of thousands of new homes, a cabinet minister says.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said taking advantage of record-low interest rates "can be the right thing if done sensibly".Housing charity Shelter said his comments suggested the government was "going in the right direction".Labour said spending on new affordable homes had been "slashed" since 2010.It comes as Mr Javid launched an eight-week review of housing, in which he has called on the industry to offer solutions to the home-buying and selling process. Reality Check: What's the problem with housing?Is Help to Buy working?The government has admitted house-building in the UK is failing to keep up with demand, and has descri...