Westminster today - as it happened: Theresa May moves to shut down Cabinet revolt

Lizzy Buchan
Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street: Getty

Theresa May has faced down a revolt over the NHS from Boris Johnson after his allies briefed newspapers that he would lobby the Prime Minister for a £100m-a-week funding increase for the health service.

The Prime Minister and other members of her top team made clear to the Foreign Secretary that policy discussions should take place behind closed doors, during a weekly Cabinet meeting.

Ms May also faced anger from pro-Brexit Tories after senior EU figures told The Independent that the UK has already “agreed in principle” to a Norway-style transition deal, which accepts all EU rules without the power to shape them.

Ukip’s Henry Bolton battled on after mass resignations and a vote of no confidence from his party’s ruling body. The under-fire leader refused to resign after it emerged that his former girlfriend Jo Marney had sent racist texts about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle.


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