Thursday, 9 November 2017

Prime minister May faces fresh reshuffle after Priti Patel resignation

Theresa May is embarking on a second cabinet reshuffle in a week after Priti Patel resigned over her unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials.

The international development secretary - who was in charge of the UK's foreign aid budget - admitted her actions "lacked transparency".

Mrs May is facing calls to replace her with another MP who voted for Brexit.

Ex-Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith said the PM would want to keep a "balance" of views on the EU in her top team.

He predicted she would not make "big changes" to the cabinet line-up and although Ms Patel's replacement would have to be "capable", their views on Britain's future relationship with the EU would also be a factor.

BBC        News.

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