Sajid Javid likes to remind people he is the son of a bus driver… today he was thrown under one.
The former Chancellor’s crime was to resist a power grab by Boris Johnson and his Machiavellian aide Dominic Cummings.
Other casualties, Julian Smith and Geoffrey Cox, had also shown a willingness to stand up to the Downing Street machine.
If you want a job in Johnson’s Cabinet you don’t have to be competent, just compliant.
The intolerance of any form of opposition is not confined to the Cabinet.
No 10 has sought to threaten the BBC, muzzle journalists, and curb the power of the courts.
When Parliament stood in the way of Johnson’s Brexit plans he suspended it.
The PM will have to learn the hard way that good leaders encourage dissent rather than try to banish it.
Johnson has not yet proclaimed himself emperor but he is in danger of wearing the emperor’s new clothes.
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