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Title: Boris Johnson ‘humiliated’ in cabinet meeting
Post by: the leveller on January 24, 2018, 06:31:31 PM
Boris Johnson ‘humiliated’ in cabinet meeting
Ministers round on foreign secretary over demand for NHS funding
Sam Coates, Deputy Political Editor | Francis Elliott, Political Editor | Chris Smyth, Health Editor
January 23 2018, 12:00pm,
The Times
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson insists that he is not seeking to revisit his referendum claim that Brexit will bring the return of £350 million a week
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Boris Johnson was “pretty much” humiliated in cabinet today for publicly demanding an extra £100 million a week for the NHS, cabinet colleagues said.
Theresa May and a “large number” of cabinet ministers reprimanded the foreign secretary over briefings that he would call for the “Brexit dividend” — the cash currently used to pay EU contributions — to be spent on the health service.
Mrs May began an hour-long cabinet session on the NHS by declaring that the service would be among the priorities for additional cash post-Brexit, prompting some of Mr Johnson’s allies to suggest they had won the substantive argument.
However Mr Johnson was forced to wait until more than halfway through the session before intervening, and No 10 said that no minister…