Theresa May's policy chief George Freeman resigns

George FreemanParliament.UKConservative MP George Freeman

LONDON — Theresa May’s policy chief George Freeman has resigned in the latest blow for the prime minister.

Freeman, who chaired the prime minister’s policy board in Downing Street says he was stepping aside to concentrate on reforming the Conservative party.

“I’ve stood down as Chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board in Number Ten, to focus on my role as Chair of the Conservative Policy Forum,” he wrote in a piece on the Conservative Home website.

“We need a strong Conservative forum and voice — outside of, but heard inside, Government.”

Freeman last week angered Number 10 after warning that Britain could become an “‘old people’s home that can’t pay for itself”.

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