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Everyone's forgotten Priti Patel is allegedly a bully?

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QuentinWinters Thu 04-Jun-20 08:20:50

I'm surprised how much media exposure Priti Patel is getting.
There was all that furore about how awful she was to work with, that shes a bully, civil servants resigning, investigations etc.
Now we have the pandemic that seems to have all gone away and she is everywhere.
It's annoying me. AIBU?

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GertrudeCB Thu 04-Jun-20 08:21:40

YANBU at all.

ExtraSyllable Thu 04-Jun-20 08:39:40

YANBU.

And Prince Andrew too, is apparently perfectly acceptable now, no need to mention his 'friendship' with Epstein or the girls that worked under him.

And um, what WAS that business with Philip Scofield doing sth to a runner who worked under him?

Hmm, it's all a bit vague 🤔.

LouiseTrees Thu 04-Jun-20 08:45:36

Not everyone has forgotten. Boris just seems to like her for some reason

BlackberryCane Thu 04-Jun-20 08:46:59

There's no denying the pandemic has very effectively taken attention away from a number of individuals receiving some very bad press in the preceding weeks. Patel, for example, is probably known more for her humiliatingly poor grasp of figures than for the bullying allegations now.

BankofNook Thu 04-Jun-20 08:58:04

If anyone would like to make their thoughts known to Priti Patel, she's made a guest post here and will allegedly be reading the responses.

Allegedly.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/guest_posts/3927682-Guest-post-from-the-Home-Secretary-The-most-vulnerable-children-urgently-need-more-protection-during-lockdown

CaptainButtock Thu 04-Jun-20 09:56:46

I haven't. Dreadful woman.

QuentinWinters Thu 04-Jun-20 10:01:56

Yeah I saw that. Considered commenting but decided she probably won't bother reading/replying

The Conservative cabinet in general are awful but it's just annoyed me beyond belief that she had some serious allegations levelled at her that look like they will be buried. angry

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DGRossetti Thu 04-Jun-20 10:03:34

Aren't we supposed to move on ? Like good little subjects ? Do as we're told, don't ask questions, stand up straight, no talking at the back, tie straight, top button done up ?

You can if you want. I won't. But you can if you want. It's a free country after all.

LightenUpSummer Thu 04-Jun-20 10:08:42

It's amazing what gets forgotten so quickly! Especially in politics. I've noticed from my (low level) involvement that most people in politics are in it for the adrenaline more than anything else. Lurching from one juicy drama to the next. Also the righteousness, and a chance to be bitchy (men much worse than women, who tend to be genuinely trying to "do good")

BonnesVacances Thu 04-Jun-20 10:13:33

No they haven't forgotten. Mud sticks, even to stinking Tories. It'll be brought up again next time she makes the news for a negative reason. And she will.

Alsohuman Thu 04-Jun-20 10:17:43

BonnesVacances

No they haven't forgotten. Mud sticks, even to stinking Tories. It'll be brought up again next time she makes the news for a negative reason. And she will.

Exactly this. The employment tribunal has been delayed for obvious reasons, it will still take place. No government is ever going to sack a Home Secretary in the midst of a national crisis. If she hasn’t been dealt with in six months time you might have a point.

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