May's meltdown: PM loses SECOND Cabinet minister ina Week as 'Sorry' Priti Patel is summoned home from Africa and forced to quit over secret meetings with Israeli politicians
'Theresa May was facing meltdown tonight after losing her second Cabinet minister in just a week.
International Development Secretary Priti Patel was humiliatingly forced to resign from the PM's top team in a 30-minute face-to-face showdown after being ordered to return from an Africa tour.
Her fate was finally sealed after two further secret meetings with Israeli officials emerged on top of the 12 that had already been revealed.
She also reportedly visited an Israeli military field hospital in the Golan Heights, a disputed area that Britain does not recognise, and failed to declare it.
In her resignation letter, Miss Patel said she was 'sorry' to have distracted from the government's work and for lacking transparency.
But the departure is another second brutal body blow for Mrs May, after Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon resigned over the Westminster sleaze row seven days ago.
It will inevitably heighten the sense of chaos engulfing the government, as Mrs May desperately tries to get a grip on a bewildering array of crises. Her deputy Damian Green is being investigated over sex harassment allegations, while Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faces demands to resign over loose comments that might doubled the jail term for a British mother in Iran.
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