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It's been a huge honour to serve as chancellor of the exchequerand, whilst I was very pleased that the prime ministerwanted to reappoint me, I was unable to accept the conditionsthat he had attached.So I felt that I was left with no option other than to resign.Now, my successor has my full support and the prime minister continuesto enjoy my full support, as does the government.The conditions that were attached was a requirement that I replaceall my political advisers.You know, these are people that have worked incredibly hardon behalf of, not just the government, but the whole country,done a fantastic job.I was unable to accept those conditions.I don't believe any self-respecting minister would accept such conditionsand so, therefore, I felt the best thing to do was to go.

Sajid Javid: 'Any self-respecting minister' would reject PM's demands

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