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May plans overhaul of top ministers

BloombergLONDON (Bloomberg) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will soon overhaul her team of top ministers in a bid to reassert her authority and end the government infighting that’s put Brexit talks in jeopardy.

Senior officials in May’s Conservative party, speaking on condition of anonymity, want her to deal with Boris Johnson, who has angered colleagues by forging his own path on Brexit in the run-up to what proved a disastrous party conference for May last week in Manchester.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, May sent a strong signal about her intentions when asked specifically what she planned to do about her rebellious foreign secretary, the former London mayor who’s a perennial contender for her job.

“It has never been my style to hide from a challenge and I’m not going to start now,” she told the newspaper. “I’m the PM, and part of my job is to make sure I always have the best people in my Cabinet.”Speech

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