Home Office procurement card reveals list of shocking spending
Priti Patel’s Home Office procurement credit card bill has revealed shocking – and shockingly expensive – spending on what appears to image enhancement for the disgraced Home Secretary.
Patel, who was forced to resign as International Development Secretary after ‘off book’ meetings in 2017 with the Israeli government to discuss giving UK aid funds to the Israeli military and yet was installed as Home Secretary by Boris Johnson and not sacked despite a payout to a senior civil servant over repeated bullying allegations, appears to have spent more than £77,000 just on eyebrow enhancements, as well as £30,000 to a company called Global Beauty Products – though the company also reportedly produces PPE now.
Patel has also apparently spent £2,000 on an ‘independent diet consultant’ – who also works for the government in the Environment Agency.
This news, first broken by Byline Times, comes at a time when the Tories have taken control of huge parts of Liverpool City Council on the premise that it hasn’t been providing ‘best value’.
Update: the Tories have used right-wing attack site Guido Fawkes to insinuate that they were buying PPE. If it was as simple as that – a possibility mentioned above anyway – they could easily have said so in response to Byline Times’ enquiry instead of using a Tory site with questionable integrity. They didn’t.
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