Priti Patel to join Johnson’s ‘Cabinet for modern Britain’

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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3 Responses to “Priti Patel to join Johnson’s ‘Cabinet for modern Britain’”

  1. Patrick Newman

    I suppose we ought to give him his full title: First Lord of the Treasury, Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Hyperbole Central and Bullingdon West!
    Good Luck UK!

  2. Dave Roberts

    No, Mr Thick Neuman, just Prime Minister will do. I have no doubt that serial racist and crook Simon Wooley of Operation Black Vote will be hailing this as another advance for black supremacy. I understand that he has been refused his Knighthood for all of the money he stole with Lee Jasper under another crook Ken Livingstone. Any news on this?

  3. Dave Roberts

    Some news has just reached me from my old stamping ground of Tower Hamlets which is an echo of the Lutfur Rahman years of corruption. The long sitting MP Jim Fitzpatrick has just resigned and the race is now on for his successor. As you can imagine the Bangladeshi community is interested in the seat and one of the likely candidates from that community is about to put her name forward, Ms Sabina Khan.

    The lady in question has a somewhat chequered past having been deselected as a councillor in Brent, where she lives, because she took her £10k allowance for four years while doing nothing, she was deselected unsurprisingly. She also posted anti semitic comments on her face book site to the effect that Jews controlled Saudi Arabia.
    She is currently signing up hundreds of new members to the constituency party to pack the selection process and some of them are bought using family money. Her father is one of the richest Bangladeshis in Tower Hamlets having run a money lending and transfer agency for many years and her brother in law managed to buy the old Poplar Town Hall from the Lutfur Rahman administration for more than a million under value which he has turned into a boutique hotel. The same guy also runs a news agency which has links to the Bangladesh government. In short she is running a classic third world corrupt election campaign anti semitic and well funded under the noses of Labour. Given the track record of Corbyn and co they will probably consider her an ideal candidate.

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