Priti Patel is to face a ‘serious’ Cabinet Office probe after Phillip Rutnams’ resignation amid accusations against her of bullying:
The Cabinet Office has launched an investigation into whether Priti Patel breached the ministerial code after her top Home Office official dramatically resigned amid a bullying row.
Michael Gove told MPs that the Home Secretary would be the subject of a Whitehall inquiry following the exit of Sir Philip Rutnam, the former permanent secretary who is now planning to sue the Government for constructive dismissal.
Why is there going to be a probe into her? Why not into the civil service? There have been plenty of serious accusations against them for years from credible sources.
In addition, accusations were made for years about John Bercow’s bullying. Nothing was done. Gordon Brown was reported to have towering rages where he would throw phones. Nothing was done. So why does Priti Patel face a probe after what is clearly political briefing?