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Watch: Sajid Javid takes a pop at Boris Johnson

Watch: Sajid Javid takes a pop at Boris Johnson
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Sajid Javid has just taken a pop at Boris Johnson following his departure from the cabinet earlier today. The ex-chancellor said no 'self-respecting minister' would have been able to accept the terms presented to him by the PM if he wanted to stay in the job. He told the BBC:

'The conditions that were attached...I was unable to accept those conditions. I don't believe any self respecting minister would accept such conditions, and therefore I felt the best thing to do, was to go...'

Javid also said that his successor as chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has his full support. Mr S isn't convinced...

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