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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Delay into Home Secretary bullying inquiry is ‘intolerable’, Government told

Delays surrounding an investigation into claims Home Secretary Priti Patel bullied staff are “intolerable” and fair to neither side, the Government has been told.Peers have raised concerns at Westminster over the hold-up to the inquiry, which was set up eight months ago.A Cabinet Office investigation was launched in March over allegations that Ms Patel belittled colleagues and clashed with senior officials in three different departments. Sir Philip Rutnam who quit earlier this year and accused Priti Patel of bullying (Helen William/PA)Sir Philip Rutnam, who was the Home Office’s permanent secretary, quit earlier this year, accusing the Cabinet minister of a “vicious and orchestrated briefing campaign” against him and…

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FAKE NEWS: Newspaper Told to ‘Get Out More’ After Claiming Black People ‘More Likely To Be Homeless’

A LOCAL Newspaper was mocked by its readership after claiming that black people were six times more likely to be homeless, despite white homeless folk sleeping rough on its own doorstep. The Bolton News, that is struggling to survive after years ignoring the locals in the Lancashire town was mercilessly ridiculed online after making the ridiculous claim. The paper wrote: “Black people more than 6 times more likely to be homeless in Bolton than other ethnicities”.Readers were quick to correct the newspaper’s claims. The government data suggests black people are more likely to be homeless.Posted by Bolton News on Friday, October 9, 2020Liam ‘Gilly’ Gilmore hit back: “What absolute bu****it that is!!!!…

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US officials deliberated ‘kidnapping or poisoning Julian Assange’, court told in extradition hearing

On 30 September, the Old Bailey Criminal Court in London heard testimony regarding a covert spying operation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Two witnesses from Spanish private security company UC Global also testified that “discussions were held regarding the possibility of kidnapping or even poisoning Assange” in order to force him to leave the Ecuadorian embassy. Spying In July 2019, El País revealed that “Julian Assange was spied on 24 hours a day during the time that he spent at the Ecuadorian embassy in London”. UC Global, who reportedly cooperated with US officials, carried out the spying. At the extradition hearing, an anonymous witness from UC Global told the court:…

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