Theresa May says she doesn't want 'yes men' in the Cabinet amid Boris Johnson speculation

Theresa May says she wants 'yes men' in the Cabinet amid Boris Johnson speculation

The Conservative Party Conference has been dogged by speculation about Boris Johnson

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Theresa May has said she doesn’t want a passive Cabinet as speculation continues to circulate about potential challenges to her leadership.

The Conservative Party conference, underway in Manchester, has been dominated by reports of Boris Johnson's Brexit vision.

The Foreign Secretary, who previously caused controversy with an article in The Daily Telegraph about his personal Brexit vision, laid out a series of personal “red lines” in the negotiations.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, the Prime Minister said she didn’t set red lines for the cabinet when she was asked if there were any boundaries Johnson, personally, could not cross.

She told the programme leadership was about ensuring there was a series of different voices around the table to secure a range of views.

Johnson was due to address the conference today (Tuesday October 3).