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Theresa May to reprimand her ministers for leaking and briefing against each other

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Theresa May is to reprimand her Cabinet ministers for leaking and briefing against one another, Downing Street has said.

The Prime Minister's spokesperson said the PM would use a meeting on Tuesday to remind her deputies that they should be "having all discussions of government policy in private".

The intervention comes amid increasing signs of infighting amongst top Tories – with Chancellor Philip Hammond the target of several negative briefings in recent days.

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"Cabinet must be having all discussions of government policy in private and the Prime Minister will be reminding her colleagues of that in cabinet tomorrow," Ms May's official spokesperson told a briefing of journalists in Westminster.

But asked whether he could confirm that the negative briefings were originating from Ms May's Cabinet, the spokesperson said: "I'm not going to get into speculation of who said what where and when."

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