Published on 7 Nov 2017 Sections

Pressure on Boris Johnson and Priti Patel

Political Correspondent

Labour has demanded that Theresa May sack two of her cabinet ministers for serious foreign policy mistakes. They say Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made a mistaken claim about a British-Iranian woman that has given the Iranian government an excuse to increase her jail sentence in Tehran.  And International Development Secretary Priti Patel has admitted holding meetings with the Israeli Government, including the Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, without telling the Foreign Office or Downing Street beforehand.