British Cabinet

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Noun1.British Cabinet - the senior ministers of the British government
cabinet - persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
premier, Prime Minister, PM - the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
Chancellor, Chancellor of the Exchequer - the British cabinet minister responsible for finance
Chief Secretary - a member of the British Cabinet
Home Secretary, Secretary of State for the Home Department - the British cabinet minister who is head of the Home Office
Lord Privy Seal - the senior cabinet minister in the British Cabinet who has no official duties
First Lord of the Treasury, Treasury - the British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategy
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A curious anecdote has come down to us of John Burns, a great English labor leader and one time member of the British Cabinet.
From 85,000 Jews in Palestine (around 12 percent of Palestine's population), few of them were Zionists, and the declaration was even rejected by the only Jewish member of the British Cabinet at that time, Lord Montagu.
Prof Baylis said: "In the time prior to Attlee's meeting with President Truman to discuss these radical ideas a major debate took place in the British Cabinet about the question of international control.
The British cabinet minister hailed the initiatives being taken by the government of Pakistan and Ministry of textile industry for textile sector's development and sustainability.
Let's be clear: This letter, its tone and its very nature is racist and smacks of Islamophobia -- and the fact that it was written by a member of the British Cabinet is a shame on the administration of Prime Minister David Cameron.
Many Scots applauded the decision of Robin Cook to resign from the British Cabinet over the Iraq war.
KARACHI -- Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami women wing, Dr Rukhsana Jabeen Thursday paid glowing tribute to Barrister Saeeda Warsi, the British cabinet member, for resigning from her post as a mark of solidarity with the victims of Palestine.
Meanwhile, a British cabinet minister quit yesterday in protest over Prime Minister David Cameron's refusal to condemn the Israeli slaughter of Palestinians.
New laws are being drawn up to limit the public unions' rights to take industrial action," British Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said, press tv reported.
Earlier, a spokesman for the British cabinet said that the cabinet discussed with Nigerian officials ways to make Britain play a bigger role in the rescue operation of the kidnapped girls.
I was delighted to hold substantive discussions with Foreign Secretary William Hague and other key British cabinet members on the progress of bilateral cooperation in areas of common interest.
That's Professor Niall Ferguson's opinion on the decision made by the British cabinet to intervene in the war in Europe in 1914 - turning a continental skirmish into a global war lasting four and a quarter years and costing 10 million military deaths.

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