January 23, 2018 / 12:13 PM / a year ago

May slaps down foreign minister over health demands

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Finance Minister Philip Hammond, Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson look up during UK-France summit talks at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, Britain, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May slapped down her foreign minister on Tuesday for demanding extra funding for Britain’s public health service, saying discussions between her cabinet should be kept private.

“The prime minister and a large number of cabinet ministers made the point that cabinet discussions should take place in private,” her spokesman told reporters.

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper

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