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UK Minister Priti Patel resigns over Israeli meeting

British aid minister Priti Patel resigned on Wednesday, saying her actions had fallen "below the high standards that are expected" of her position when she failed to disclose meetings with Israeli officials during a holiday.

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British aid minister Priti Patel resigned on Wednesday, saying her actions had fallen "below the high standards that are expected" of her position when she failed to disclose meetings with Israeli officials during a holiday.

After meeting Theresa May, the prime minister's office released Patel's resignation letter in which she apologised for causing "a distraction" from the work of government. May responded in a letter to say she believed Patel's decision was "right".

 

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