LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14:  (Front Row L–R) Business Secretary Greg Clark, Exiting the European Union Secretary David Davis, Education Secretary and Minister For Women And Equalities Justine Greening, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, The Prime Minister Theresa May, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, Minister for Justice Liz Truss, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
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International Development Secretary Priti Patel, Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom, Scottish Secretary David Mundell, Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid, Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, Leader of the House of Commons David Liddington, Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns, Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire and Culture Media and Sport Secretary Karen Bradley
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Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood, Chief Whip Gavin Williamson, Attorney General Jeremy Wright, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Patrick McLoughlin, Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke and Paymaster General Ben Gummer of the cabinet pose in The Pillared Room at 10 Downing Street on September 14, 2016 in London, England.   (Photo by Zoe Norfolk - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson Lobbied By Ministers To Stop Rampant Manspreading

By Kieran Corcoran | 4:57 am, October 10, 2016

Boris Johnson has incurred the wrath of fellow cabinet ministers for “manspreading” in group appearances.

The Foreign Secretary has been told off by female colleagues who feel crowded out by his unapolagetically wide posture.

According to Tim Shipman, political editor of the Sunday Times, Boris was taken to task by Education Secretary Justine Greening after he popped a spread next to her in the first official photo of Theresa May’s cabinet.

Greening was sitting to Boris’s right, and was confined to a smaller portion of chair as a result.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who sat on the other side of Boris, has already told him off following a spreading incident in the House of Commons, which Heat Street dutifully covered at the time.

Manspreading has not traditionally been an impediment to holding high office.

Heat Street has previously observed that one of the most prolific manspreaders in public life is former president Bill Clinton.