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May on Brink of Losing Second Top Minister in One Week

  • Priti Patel’s job on the line over secret meetings with Israel
  • Patel and May have not yet spoken about latest revelations
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Bloomberg’s Eddie Buckle reports on the turmoil within U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Prime Minister Theresa May ordered her international development secretary to abandon a visit to Africa and return home immediately, suggesting she’s on the point of firing a member of her cabinet as the U.K. government faces fresh turmoil in the midst of Brexit talks.

Priti Patel, who arrived in Kenya on Tuesday, was returning home at May’s request on Wednesday morning, according to a government official who asked not to be identified. On Monday, Patel admitted to holding a series of unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials behind the prime minister’s back.