Home Secretary ‘categorically rejects’ allegations, which source says will testify to under oath if case of senior civil servant goes to trial
Reeling Home Secretary Priti Patel has been rocked by yet another set of bullying allegations, this time relating to her time in the Department for International Development (DfID).
Newsnight reported on the new allegations – which Patel ‘categorically rejects’ – on Tuesday evening:
Senior civil servant Philip Rutnam has resigned from the Home Office citing Patel’s alleged bullying and is suing for constructive dismissal. If Newsnight’s report is accurate, the government is terrified of what will be revealed if Rutnam’s case gets as far as a court hearing.
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