But no-one's forgotten that Patel was fired from Theresa May's Cabinet
Priti Patel, the former International Development Secretary, is expected to be appointed to Boris Johnson’s new Cabinet as he takes over from Theresa May.
Yet her past mistakes have already been flagged as people learn of the news.
Patel was sacked by Theresa May in 2017 because she breached the ministerial code by having unauthorised meetings with Israeli politicians.
Reacting to news Patel is likely to be part of the new Cabinet, James Ball tweeted today:
“Your occasional reminder that Priti Patel was fired from the cabinet for running her own backchannel diplomatic operation – via a lobbyist – behind the PM’s back.
“Her cabinet return after that kind of misconduct would in normal times be staggering.”
The Times reported that Patel may take over as Home Secretary while it is thought the man currently in the job, Sajid Javid, will be Chancellor.
Patel is tipped to be part of the new Cabinet after Johnson pledged to appoint at least one woman in one of the great offices of state, referring to the Treasury, Foreign Office, and Home Office.
The incoming prime minister has said he will create a “Cabinet for Modern Britain”.
Patel, 47, is certainly a choice that would raise eyebrows.
She is strongly pro-Brexit yet does not support leaving without a deal.
The Brexiteer voted against same-sex marriage in 2013 and does not agree with prisoner voting.
Patel has also been criticsed recently for bringing up issues around alcohol and tobacco. She also voted to overturn the smoking ban.
Other individuals it is thought will join Johnson’s government include Rishi Sunak, Oliver Dowden, Robert Jenrick and Tracey Crouch.
Boris Johnson will officially take over from May at 3.30pm today, July 24, when he will be asked to form his new government by the Queen.
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