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PM Johnson is reassured his interior minister is sorry - spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel board a security boat in the Port of Southampton, Britain December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reassured his interior minister, Priti Patel, is sorry for “inadvertently upsetting” those she worked with, but does not believe she broke the code for ministerial behaviour, his spokesman said on Friday.

“The PM is reassured that the Home Secretary (interior minister) is sorry for inadvertently upsetting those whom she was working with but ultimately, as the arbiter of the ministerial code, weighing up all of the factors, the Prime Minister doesn’t believe there was a breach,” he told reporters.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison

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