After today’s findings over Priti Patel’s bullying case have surfaced, social media has split in half, showing both anger and loyalty towards the British politician.
Patel issued an apology earlier today saying “I am sorry that my behaviour in the past has upset people. It has never been my intention to cause upset to anyone. I am very grateful for the hard work of thousands of civil servants who help to deliver the Government’s agenda”.
She concludes by thanking PM Boris Johnson for his support.
Laura Kuenssberg from the BBC stated the facts in her tweet, then emphasised how the Home Office has significantly contributed to how the events went down.
Worth saying the report also makes unusual criticism of Home Office, says Patel didn’t always receive support she should have from her officials
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) November 20, 2020
While others, mainly her colleagues, rushed to her defence, emphasising her positive characteristics.
I am very proud of the excellent work my friend @pritipatel has done as Home Secretary on our points based immigration system and law and order. She is a great person – compassionate, determined, hard working and professional.
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) November 20, 2020
Some, however, criticised the number of MPs that have tweeted in support of Patel.
Hearing that if you’re a cabinet minister and you haven’t tweeted in support of Priti Patel, you’re going to get a massive wedgie and your lunch money nicked
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) November 20, 2020
The findings concluded on a rather positive note: “In particular, I note the finding of different and more positive behaviour since these issues were raised with her.”
Read the full findings here.
Words: Sara Varga and Yasmin Sakki | Subbing: Chloe Rose