Priti Vacant?

#1
It would appear, according to R4, that La Patel was less than Candid with Downing Street as to her meetings and movements in Israel whilst on holiday.

The clouds are gathering for her on her return from Entebbe. Nick Robinson stated it appeared that she was trying to Freelance British foreign policy.

Things ain't great at the moment in Government.
 
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#3
The latest from R4 is that she'll have no brief by The time she lands in the UK. All official engagements in Africa today have been cancelled.
 
#5
She forgot to mention a meeting in London with the Israeli Foreign Minister, and there was a picture placed on Twitter of the pair of them on the outside terrace at the HoP with the London Eye in the background - and she did not mention it to TM PM how clever is that

Like I said in the other thread General Election anyone !

Archie
 
#6
And now shes on her way back to the Uk at the request of Number 10. Trying times for PMTM.
No, trying times for PP not TM. A government full of individuals is the price you pay for your GE campaign being lackluster and out of touch with the electorate, just when you'd think a huge majority was theirs for the taking.

For all this talk about PMTM losing people from her Cabinet, it pales into comparison with the amount of people being either sacked or resigning from the Shadow Cabinet since JC rose to power.
 
#7
By all accounts and her own admissions, she went right off political piste and interfered in areas, policies, and departments outwith her job specification. In very delicate areas as well.
What puzzles me just now is why Israel even entertained her at these levels.
She's sharpened her own sword, so she can fall on it PDQ as far as I'm concerned.

For me, she usually came across as pompous,self opinionated, and narcissistic person on QT panels.
She's connected I expect and will make a living elsewhere or re-appear at Westminster after a suitable period of sackcloth and ashes. One wonders how long it will be before the moon howlers go into "outrage" mode based on ethnicity.

It's certainly popcorn time at Westminster when that place needs to be cohesive with far greater issues.
 
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No, trying times for PP not TM. A government full of individuals is the price you pay for your GE campaign being lackluster and out of touch with the electorate, just when you'd think a huge majority was theirs for the taking.

For all this talk about PMTM losing people from her Cabinet, it pales into comparison with the amount of people being either sacked or resigning from the Shadow Cabinet since JC rose to power.
So she's a short hop from the Pyramid stage at Glasto then? Phew!
 
#11
Can someone explain to this politically naive individual, what exactly she has done wrong?
She, apparently, went "off piste" having meetings with people(?)
She then didn't explain precisely to members of the press corps what she had been doing(?)
Could it be she's been operating under instruction? Keeping a low profile while trying to arrange (post Brexit) business deals?
 
#12
Can someone explain to this politically naive individual, what exactly she has done wrong?
She, apparently, went "off piste" having meetings with people(?)
She then didn't explain precisely to members of the press corps what she had been doing(?)
Could it be she's been operating under instruction? Keeping a low profile while trying to arrange (post Brexit) business deals?
If she was acting under instruction, I doubt she'd be getting disembowelled behind closed doors today.
Mind you, she might have picked up a Post It note on her 'puter screen from Boris. Just the sort of thing that asshole might suggest these days.
 
#13
Can someone explain to this politically naive individual, what exactly she has done wrong?
She, apparently, went "off piste" having meetings with people(?)
She then didn't explain precisely to members of the press corps what she had been doing(?)
Could it be she's been operating under instruction? Keeping a low profile while trying to arrange (post Brexit) business deals?
Extremely unlikely to have been engaged in post Brexit deals with Israel when the PM calls her back from a trip to Africa before it gets going.

I think it can be taken as granted that PP was acting off piste with her Israeli meetings as you'd expect the PM to have been informed.
 
#14
Can someone explain to this politically naive individual, what exactly she has done wrong?
She, apparently, went "off piste" having meetings with people(?)
She then didn't explain precisely to members of the press corps what she had been doing(?)
Could it be she's been operating under instruction? Keeping a low profile while trying to arrange (post Brexit) business deals?
Everything to do with holding office is supposed to be in an official diary and minuted/witnessed. She's a cabinet minister, she's met foreign govt representatives without it being in the diary and without official sanction/notes/witnesses means that no one knows what has been discussed nor why. She's potentially laid herself open to blackmail at the very least. Caesar's wife and all that...
 
#15
Can someone explain to this politically naive individual, what exactly she has done wrong?
She, apparently, went "off piste" having meetings with people(?)
She then didn't explain precisely to members of the press corps what she had been doing(?)
Could it be she's been operating under instruction? Keeping a low profile while trying to arrange (post Brexit) business deals?
Extremely unlikely to have been engaged in post Brexit deals with Israel when the PM calls her back from a trip to Africa before it gets going.

I think it can be taken as granted that PP was acting off piste with her Israeli meetings as you'd expect the PM to have been informed.
The first thing that went through my somewhat Machiavellian mind was the old 'deniability' trick, and possibly acting as a smokescreen to divert attention from other parties.






Then I remembered which particular government and players we were talking about.
 
#16
Everything to do with holding office is supposed to be in an official diary and minuted/witnessed. She's a cabinet minister, she's met foreign govt representatives without it being in the diary and without official sanction/notes/witnesses means that no one knows what has been discussed nor why. She's potentially laid herself open to blackmail at the very least. Caesar's wife and all that...
That was just a social call.
 
#17
Having read the comments for and against, I'm still wondering if this is not just the latest example of the Westminster Bubble - where the politicos and media bleat endlessy about something that is pretty much irrelevant to the rest of the country (you know, the one where the real people who have real lives and jobs live).

I'm still not convinced that this isn't being blown way out of all proportion by journalists trying to fill airspace with endless babble about a whipped up "crisis" while the politicians are just babbling to either get their faces on tv or in the newspapers.

No-one will remember this in 12 months.
 
#20
It's all jolly good fun, with some Tory popping up and saying "Its all a Remoaner stitch-up".

Appears a naked attempt to play the joker of "Sack her and Brexit will get more tricky for you, Mrs May".

Next to get played are the "women in the cabinet" and "racist" cards.

Lucky she's not a Labour MP, or the Israeli thing would have got her properly sharted on.

(Oh, sorry - there was no anti-semitism in the Labour party. Forgot about that thorough investigation).
 

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