Spineless Chancellor accused of putting his career ahead of national interest
Chancellor Sajid Javid has a strong opinion on Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down Parliament next month to prevent MPs trying to block his no-deal Brexit push.
Unfortunately, that strong opinion seems to be whatever Johnson tells him it is.
Writer Alex Tiffin spotted that Sajid Javid had deleted a tweet saying ‘You don’t deliver democracy by trashing democracy – you can’t just shut down Parliament’:
‘TeamSaj’ is just one of a number of members of Johnson’s front bench to perform screeching u-turns on their previous abhorrence of the very idea of ‘proroguing’ Parliament now that they are in Johnson’s Cabinet – a list of shame that includes Amber Rudd, Nicky Morgan and Matt Hancock.
Javid has also come under a spotlight for his weakness in making no objection when Johnson and his string-puller Dominic Cummings sacked one of Javid’s advisers without telling Javid beforehand.
Tiffin said to Javid about his deleted tweet, “It’s almost as if you’ve no morals and can’t be trusted to stick to your word. In other words, you’re a coward who cares for himself over the national interest.”
It’s hard to disagree.
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