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Started by Agaliarept on Apr 16, 2020 9:41:51 AM
Is Priti Patel finished?

There seems to have been quite a few negative Priti Patel headlines about recently. I was googling her in relation to a different thread and noticed she has been called out for:

  • Her non apology during Covid briefing
  • Her failure to hit her own targets re: illegal immigration into the UK
  • Her incorrect advice given to victims of domestic abuse


This was all in the last week...

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Agaliarept - 16 Apr 2020 09:42:29 (#1 of 1050)

The media don't seem to like her very much if this is anything to go by...

Is she done?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/11/prit
i-patel-says-sorry-if-people-feel-there-have-been-failings-over-ppe


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8223267/Priti-Patels-pledge-crack-migrants-left-tatters.html

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/priti-patel-slammed-giving-incorrect-21870038

Verdigris - 16 Apr 2020 09:43:09 (#2 of 1050)

One snag. Can Johnson delegate hiring and firing?

Agaliarept - 16 Apr 2020 09:43:38 (#3 of 1050)

Can she not be fired via Zoom?

Verdigris - 16 Apr 2020 09:47:30 (#4 of 1050)

If I had the skills I'd invent an app called Cannon, or Howitzer or Saturn V Rocket, to assist her departure.

ChankNolen - 16 Apr 2020 09:48:40 (#5 of 1050)

There was talk before the reshuffle that she would be moved to something lower-profile. This is gossip, but I've been told the decision not to act was taken on the basis that it would not look good to be seen to be running scared of the civil service in the light of Rutnam's tantrum.

GyratingTrampoline - 16 Apr 2020 09:49:43 (#6 of 1050)

If the Israel thing and the 'counter terrorism offenders' thing haven't sunken her, nothing will.

thisonehasalittlehat - 16 Apr 2020 09:50:40 (#7 of 1050)

I was googling her

Filth.

Winner - 16 Apr 2020 09:51:00 (#8 of 1050)

I still think she'll lead the party at some point.

thisonehasalittlehat - 16 Apr 2020 09:53:16 (#9 of 1050)

The point is coming.

As civilisation collapses.

Tadagee - 16 Apr 2020 09:55:24 (#10 of 1050)

Nah she won't become leader. However, she does have value for Johnson. It is quite handy for leaders (esp. Tory ones) to have a senior minister or two who can act as a lightening rod for criticism by their sheer dog whistling unpleasantness and who are supremely unbothered by the fact they are disliked by so many.

browserbutton - 16 Apr 2020 09:57:39 (#11 of 1050)

a senior minister or two

He's got a whole cabinet-full.

Arjuna - 16 Apr 2020 09:58:47 (#12 of 1050)

‘sorry if people feel there have been failings’

nevermind sacked, anyone offering mangled non-apologies of this nature should be shot.

gordonthemoron - 16 Apr 2020 10:02:51 (#13 of 1050)

surely she's doing great as the Stay at Home Secretary? Or has she been somewhere else?

solomongursky - 16 Apr 2020 10:05:03 (#14 of 1050)

I'm sorry if you feel she is shit.

AlanII - 16 Apr 2020 10:10:54 (#15 of 1050)

Heh

Winner - 16 Apr 2020 10:12:10 (#16 of 1050)

Your honour, my client is very sorry the jury found her guilty.

Agaliarept - 16 Apr 2020 10:24:03 (#17 of 1050)

Nah she won't become leader. However, she does have value for Johnson. It is quite handy for leaders (esp. Tory ones) to have a senior minister or two who can act as a lightening rod for criticism by their sheer dog whistling unpleasantness and who are supremely unbothered by the fact they are disliked by so many.

Is there a 'critical mass' point with criticism of senior leaders where keeping them on board starts to hurt the leader as they're seen as endorsing said minister? Will keeping her as a lightning rod eventually do Boris harm?

It seems this week has seen the media knives at least being sharpened if not being brought out yet.

Shadrack22 - 16 Apr 2020 10:30:27 (#18 of 1050)

It seems this week has seen the media knives at least being sharpened if not being brought out yet.

Events move on. Someone else will be in the spotlight.

Moschops - 16 Apr 2020 10:31:31 (#19 of 1050)

Will keeping her as a lightning rod eventually do Boris harm?

If it starts to look that way he'll get rid of her

Agaliarept - 16 Apr 2020 10:34:31 (#20 of 1050)

If it starts to look that way he'll get rid of her

Sure, but what i'm asking is: is it starting to look that way? Or do you think she has time yet?

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