Theresa May plot: The Prime Minister's last ditch attempt to stitch up Boris Johnson (Image: GETTY)
Mrs May is attempting to push through a £27billion cash boost for the education budget in her final weeks as Prime Minister which is prompting a row with senior ministers who believe it is a booby trap for Mr Johnson. The Prime Minister is demanding a three-year funding settlement for schools and teachers to secure her “legacy”, after she pushed for an NHS funding increase last year, according to The Sunday Telegraph. Mrs May is planning to ask for Cabinet approval for the cash boost on Tuesday.
Government sources are insisting she is “still Prime Minister” and “education is very high on her list of priorities”.
However, her plan is being resisted by the Treasury who claim it would be “immoral” as it could hinder Mrs May’s successor.
A Whitehall figurehead said: “It really has to be a decision for the next person.
“It is just not moral for the PM to make this commitment.”
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Mrs May’s education boost would cost the Government around £7billion a year on resources (Image: GETTY)
Mrs May’s education boost would cost the Government around £7billion a year on