The Secretary of State for International Development has multiple dodgy meetings with a foreign government yet her own Nasty Party seniors, in the Foreign Office and Downing Street, “did not know”?
Ms Patel is going to be a scapegoat here to protect those above her… She’ll turn up in another cushy job in a few months when the media attention dies down.
Remember Liam Fox? Defence Secretary under David (Pig Fucker) Cameron, a position from which he resigned on 14 October 2011 over allegations that he had given a close friend (Adam Werritty) inappropriate access to the Ministry of Defence and allowed him to join official trips overseas.*
Now Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, and President of the Board of Trade.
Anyway, back to the Patel scandal, apparently it was an “accident”**
Really? What was an accident? The meetings with Israeli ministers or the fact that these meetings took place has been found out? You do not have accidental meetings with senior foreign government ministers, these were pre-arranged. Lord Polak of the lobby group “Conservative Friends of Israel” was also present. Not another accident, surely? That is the very same Conservative Friends of Israel that Patel herself was once involved with. Adam Werritty was also a lobbyist. Do you see a pattern emerging here? If there are still doubts about the meeting being accidental this quote from the Guardian might dispel them.
Ms Patel might find the retirement advert in the screen grab from the Grauniad’s website useful.
Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi, a member of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee, told BBC Two’s Newsnight – Ms Patel was not having “clandestine” meetings with “an enemy state” and that the Foreign Office was made aware of the meetings while she was in Israel.***
If the FO knew about the meetings Boris can hardly say that he was unaware of what was going on, which puts him in the same boat as Patel. If he knew why did he not pass the information on to May? If he did not know he should be sacked for gross incompetence.
Or maybe Bumbling Boris did tell May, and Downing Street is telling porkies about her not knowing.
In which case we need a new Prime Minister.
Selfservatives – Rotten to the core and bent as nine bob notes.
Sources – *Wikipedia **BBC R4 Today Programme 8/11/17 ***BBC Website