The chair of the parliament’s committee on women and equalities Maria Miller MP has suggested strengthening the Equalities Act, after details emerged of a men-only charity dinner – attended by senior figures from business and politics – at which hired “hostesses” were allegedly groped, sexually harassed and propositioned by guests.
Theresa May and a string of leading ministers rebuked Boris Johnson during Tuesday’s cabinet after his plan to demand more funding for the NHS was widely briefed to the media before the meeting. “The prime minister and a large number of cabinet ministers made the point that cabinet discussions should take place in private,” her official spokesman said, in comments widely seen as a slap-down of the foreign secretary.
Boris Johnson will tell cabinet colleagues that all experts are agreed on the need for an urgent financial boost for the NHS, as he warns that Conservative failure to act will result in Jeremy Corbyn winning the next election. Allies of the foreign secretary suggested that he would not stop making the argument for more money – with a particular demand for £100m extra per week after Brexit – until Theresa May concedes.
Someone just told me Amber Rudd was one of 8 cabinet ministers ticking off Boris. Source said she argued there had to be “trust” between ministers, before adding: “I’m talking to you, foreign secretary.” Ha!!
But Boris can take the slap-down on the privacy point and way he's behaved but still ultimately argue that he's getting somewhere on substance. It clearly piles pressure onto govt re NHS funding in the next spending round.
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