Published On: Sat, Aug 31st, 2019

Brexit news: Boris Johnson clashes with Sajid Javid after Dominic Cummings fires Khan | UK | News


Mr Javid is said to be “furious” at the treatment of his advisor, according to a friend. The firing reportedly took place because of contacts between Ms Khan and aides of former Chancellor Philip Hammond, who is opposing a no deal Brexit.

However Ms Khan is not believed to have been responsible for leaking a report on Operation Yellowhammer, the Government’s no deal Brexit plans.

The document predicts significant disruption around UK ports, potentially hitting supplies of food and medicine.

It also warns of the potential for disorder in Northern Ireland.

However the Government insisted the document, which was released in early August, is now out of date and doesn’t reflect more recent no deal exit preparations.

The document predicts significant disruption around UK ports, potentially hitting supplies of food and medicine.

It also warns of the potential for disorder in Northern Ireland.

However the Government insisted the document, which was released in early August, is now out of date and doesn’t reflect more recent no deal exit preparations.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph a source close to Mr Javid claimed the Chancellor was “furious” about the decision to fire Ms Khan.

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Four female ministerial aides have left Downing Street since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister last month.

According to The Times Mr Cummings had an angry exchange with a group of ministerial special advisors on Friday morning.

The paper reports he said he was “pssed off” about people briefing “bullsht” about gender balance and pay amongst special advisors.

He reportedly added: “If you don’t like how I run things, there’s the door. F**k off.”

However Mr Cummings actions were roundly criticised by the chief executive of the Fawcett Society, which campaigns on women’s rights.

Sam Smethers told The Daily Telegraph: “These reports are worrying.

“The world of political advisors is notoriously male dominated, and here we are seeing women removed from or leaving their posts.

“Polling indicates the PM already has a problem with his appeal to female voters.

“They need to focus on countering that perception, not reinforcing it.”

Saturday is expected to see protests across the UK against Mr Johnson’s announcement that Parliament will be prorogued for several weeks ahead of October 31, when Britain is due to quit the EU.

Demonstrations are planned for at least 60 towns and cities across the UK, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urging his MPs to attend.

A similar protest in central London on Wednesday, just following Mr Johnson’s announcement, saw Westminster Bridge and roads around Parliament blocked by angry demonstrators.



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