Johnson told ‘you shouldn’t have bullies in government’ amid Patel criticism

Boris Johnson was facing allegations he tried to water down the official inquiry that found home secretary Priti Patel bullied staff as he was told “you shouldn’t have bullies in government” by a former top civil servant.Sir David Normington, a former Home Office permanent secretary, said on Saturday the prime minister:doesn’t seem willing to stand up for high standards in public lifeas he faced mounting criticism for standing by Ms Patel. Downing Street did not deny suggestions that Mr Johnson had tried and failed to convince his standards ministerial adviser Sir Alex Allan to tone down his conclusion that her behaviour amounted to bullying as he found instances…

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