Priti Patel: Bullying inquiry head quits as PM backs home secretary
NEW LOW FOR THIS SORRY GOVERNMENT
It sounds like a script for a political play that would be rejected because it is too far from reality to be believed.
You have Boris holed up in Number 10 Downing Street, isolating, having already caught Covid-19 once (serious enough to go to hospital) and now doing a further 14 day stint, because – despite telling everyone that they had to stick to social distancing rules, he once again failed to do so himself.
"Mr Credibility," or what?
From his splendid isolation he picks up a report about alleged bullying by his close Cabinet Minister friend which has been gathering dust for a few months.
It confirms that she was guilty of bullying and had committed an offence that warrants her resignation (this will be her second time too!).
Boris (as with the Dominic Cummings affair) decides that he won't sack and this time not because he chooses to believe a cock and bull story about driving 30 miles to test eyesight, but that his friend wasn't bullying because she claims she was unaware she was.
Now, the author of the report, resigns, joining the original victim of the bullying who was brave enough to speak out.
The description "Dysfunctional Conservative Government" really doesn't do them justice.
Boris Johnson rejects standards adviser's findings on the behaviour of home secretary towards staff.
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