Boris Johnson misled business leaders about keeping Sajid Javid as his Chancellor, it has emerged.
The most persistent liar in politics told the CBI (a confederation of British businesses) in November that he would retain Javid as his Chancellor after the general election. He said:
“I’m going to give you an absolutely categorical reassurance that I will keep Sajid Javid as my Chancellor… I think he’s a great guy and I think he is doing a fantastic job.”
This morning, Boris Johnson forced Javid to resign as Chancellor, after he told Javid that he could only remain in place if he fired all of his advisers. Javid decided not to be bullied by Johnson and his lackey Dominic Cummings, and so packed his bags.
As we said repeatedly during the general election campaign: you can’t trust a word Boris Johnson says. We’ll go ahead and add this evidence to our list.