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Defence minister denies report of divisions in May's team
May 28, 2017 / 10:09 AM / 6 months ago

Defence minister denies report of divisions in May's team

LONDON (Reuters) - British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Sunday denied media reports of divisions in Prime Minister Theresa May’s team ahead of a June 8 election.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon and Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach attend the unveiling on the new memorial to members of the armed services who served and died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in London, Britain, March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Sunday Times reported that May’s team was riven by divisions with her joint chiefs of staff, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, at loggerheads over an unpopular social care pledge which May was forced to back track on after her poll lead shrank.

When asked about reports of splits, Fallon told ITV: “You know this is Westminster tittle-tattle.”

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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