Cabinet ministers tell May to end austerity measures

British Prime Minister Theresa May has come under immense pressure from her ministers to end the government’s austerity measures.

While Health Minister Jeremy Hunt is urging the government to drop a cap on public sector pay rises of a below-inflation 1-percent cap for nurses, Education Minister Justine Greening is demanding a larger budget for schools.

This comes as a new Opinium survey for the Observer shows May’s popularity has gone down, with her approval rating standing at minus 20 percentage points as opposed to a positive rating of 21 percentage points in April.

British Agriculture Minister Michael Gove said that the government should accept the findings of any future public sector pay reviews.

The opposition Labour Party fared better than expected in the June 8 election with its promises of measures such as the end to the 1 percent cap on public sector pay increases.

On Saturday, thousands of people took to the streets in London to…

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