"We've done a lot of really good stuff (and) there's a lot more to do, but that's up to the prime minister". "Sad not to be part of it".
The former Treasury minister told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'I think he, probably more by accident than design, was put into a position where it was extremely hard for him to swallow that and move on'.
The government said Thursday that Alok Sharma, previously in charge of worldwide development, would become business secretary and also take charge of COP26.
In the wake of Brexit, Johnson has vowed to take a more interventionist economic approach than some of his Conservative predecessors in order t o boost poorer regions outside the economic hub of London and southeast England.
His sacking of Northern Ireland minister Julian Smith, who only a month ago had helped broker the restoration of a government in the British province, prompted criticism from politicians north and south of the border with Ireland.More news: Coronavirus: 'Way too early' to predict end of outbreak, World Health Organization says
His departure from the cabinet follows rumours of tension between Mr Javid and the prime minister's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings.
In August Mr Cummings fired Mr Javid's aide Sonia Khan and it appears Number 10 wanted to go further in keeping a closer eye on the chancellor.
Mr Javid said that "no self-respecting minister" could accept the conditions being imposed.
"They are going to create one special advisor unit that is going to span Number 10 and Number 11 which will be controlled by Cummings and that Number 10 team", Lambert.
Rishi Sunak will join Home secretary Priti Patel on the top government bench as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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Along with the ministerial exits, the reshuffle - which Downing Street insiders had predicted would be "conventional" before the row with Mr Javid - included promotions for MPs who are highly rated by Number 10.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan joins the cabinet as global development secretary, having previously been a defence minister.
George Eustice was promoted to environment secretary from his previous role in the same department.
Former Brexit minister Suella Braverman returns to the government as attorney general.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Johnson's de facto deputy Michael Gove and several other key ministers stayed in the post - and Javid was widely assumed to be safe.More news: Apple Might Launch AirPods Pro Lite Wireless Earbuds This Year