Priti Patel is among three Cabinet ministers predicted to lose their positions for not backing Dominic Cummings.
No 10 ordered ministers to tweet backing for Boris Johnson’s top aide as the public erupted with indignity over his flouting of lockdown but the Home Secretary, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland and International Trade boss Liz Truss disregarded the command, and now they’re being ousted in the PM’s Cabinet reshuffle expected next month.
And a senior Tory MP said they were told their future jobs would be affected if they didn’t do it.
Dominic Cummings drove 260 miles to Durham as he was about to succumb to the virus and more than seven in 10 voters in the exclusive Redfield and Wilton Strategies poll say that Boris Johnson should have dismissed Dominic Cummings.
Tory MPs are also hoping to see the back of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg following his shambolic administration of Parliament’s return.
He made them stand in a conga line extending half a mile to vote and a former minister said that remote voting was working quite well and that Jacob Rees-Mogg is the great roadblock to reform.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick and Welfare Secretary Thérèse Coffey are also expected to face the axe.
Paymaster General and former Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt are tipped for a return to the Cabinet after falling out with Boris Johnson during Theresa May’s premiership and there are possible promotions for Environment minister Victoria Prentis and Arts minister Caroline Dinenage.
Matt Hancock is safe, as the Prime Minister doesn’t think he can move the Health Secretary until the pandemic is over, but then the Prime Minister is all about protecting himself as we emerge from COVID 19 but the only way he can do that is with a Cabinet more competent than the existing one.
And Boris Johnson is only keeping Dominic Cummings to see him through Brexit because he can’t do it alone.
Both should go so that we can get someone who can manage our government and the fact that a senior Tory MP said that they were told their future careers would be affected if they didn’t it is out and out blackmail.
It’s also astounding that Matt Hancock is surviving but then perhaps Boris Johnson is keeping him in the hollow hope that his accident-prone presence will make him look better, well it’s not working, is it, Boris?
Dominic Cummings must be rubbing his hands together and Black Lives Matter has taken him off every news agenda. Priti Patel didn’t support him and now she can’t keep our towns and cities safe with these socialised radicals, so it looks like she’s out on her ear.
And we don’t have to dish the dirt on Boris Johnson because that dirt is already out there in the public and the truth is Boris Johnson would be lost without his puppeteer.
You can always recognise a government lead by a narcissist when those at risk of losing their jobs are not at risk for being ineffective but are at risk of now towing to their bosses vanity, and compliments to the United Kingdom, this is what you voted for, a callow spoilt brat whose ego can’t allow him to admit a mistake and whose childishness results in anyone opposing him being removed.
There’s one big point here, if you’re Home Secretary, how can you be expected to support somebody who broke the coronavirus travel rules? And if she had supported him, she’d be subject to the charge of being a hypocrite.
So, Priti Patel didn’t face the sack for bullying but she’s facing the sack for not supporting the puppet master – Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown rules, am I missing something here? – you couldn’t make this crap up if you tried.
Boris Johnson is the best of the lame and self-absorbed and any reshuffle will presumably be more supremely offensive than his existing gathering of yes men and women, and what Priti Patel has done is the most sensible thing she’s said or done in a long time.
And, interestingly, Priti Patel has also declined to appear at the daily briefings. Maybe she doesn’t want to stand there and spew lies and spin like the rest of the Cabinet and good for her for standing up to Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson couldn’t manage a whelk stall efficiently and look at the mayhem he’s made of the coronavirus. We’ve got approximately five times as many deaths as Germany and barely any country has a worse record than us on whatever metric you care to use.
This crisis has outed Boris Johnson big time and his party are one of the most inept extremists, stirring up hatred towards EU nationals, but oh, Boris Johnson had his life saved by foreigners, and spears are being hurled at him from all directions but then the Tories need to generate some empathy and a spine.
It would be good to see Priti Patel and some of the other parasites out, but it shouldn’t only be about Dominic Cummings, it should be because they’re more dangerous than dysfunctional.
Priti Patel is a despicable woman but she shouldn’t lose her job because she clung to her beliefs and she didn’t support Dominic Cummings lying, and someone as corrupt and dishonest as her declining to defend him speaks volumes.
And maybe she should bring a charge of the ‘Reckless Endangerment of Life’ against Dominic Cummings if she does get the boot.
Priti Patel was voted into the Tory election, and now he’s saying there’s no room in his cabinet for a free-thinking MP. What this bloke needs to recognise is we only gave him our vote and the way he’s misbehaving at the moment, he doesn’t deserve it.
Priti Patel had one hell of a debate with Boris Johnson when this all kicked off because she wanted to suspend all flights coming into the United Kingdom for a few weeks until they could get something sorted but Boris Johnson was having none of it.
We were all in lockdown but he was allowing flights into the country from hot spots with the disease – how dumb can one person be?
I don’t personally like Priti Patel that much, but I’m happy that she clung to her beliefs because the only people that Boris Johnson wants in his cabinet are people who will do as they’re told by Dominic Cummings and suck up to Boris Johnson so that it makes him feel special.
This wretched country is now being managed by someone who wants a pat on the back all the time and told that he’s doing a great job and Priti Patel’s dismissal if it happens, would be almost as telling as her resignation for what should have been deemed sedition.
And evidently, it was her intention to funnel UK foreign aid money to the Israeli Army, while she was international development secretary and she was accused of effectively running her own foreign policy in the Middle East and was forced to travel back early from an African trip for her dismissal in November 2017.
She certainly does appear to highlight a level of corruption at the centre of government, and Boris Johnson is a gold medal narcissist, and it appears that his turbulent public persona isn’t an act.
He is, indeed, madly chaotic about everything besides his own image management and he’s also considerably more vicious and frankly more dangerous than the public understands.
And we shouldn’t take Boris Johnson’s word for anything because he’s not a man to be believed, to trust or admire and he’s a prime show-off.
He’s deprived of wisdom, integrity and responsibility and only in the star crazed, foolish Britain of the 21st Century could such a man have climbed so high and he’s utterly unfit to go any higher, and it’s clear to see why we’ve got the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe and a worse record than the other 200 countries.
Boris Johnson’s cabinet was appointed for their Brexit loyalty, not their ability and as Boris Johnson goes on he will create an even more brown-nosing collection of imbeciles and who will be yes men and women in the core of government.
And it’s coming to something when Dominic Cummings is saved and the other incompetents are getting the push but here’s a better idea, why doesn’t Dominic Cummings sack himself and Boris Johnson, that will improve the country straight away.
Of course, we’ll have to have another election and the Tories won’t want an unelected leader like Labour, so who would be put forward as Prime Minister this time because we certainly wouldn’t want another bag of dog poop because then we would be back to the mire once again, although it does seem that Priti Patel does have a little sparkle of judgement.
But at the moment it seems that political games are being played by Dominic Cummings who’s in the background coercing Boris Johnson to sway that sword again, so who’s actually in charge of the depravity that’s going on in 10 Downing Street?
I think we all know Boris Johnson is just the face, the true Prime Minister is Dominic Cummings and not that I give two hoots about the Tories but to be told their positions are at risk if they don’t support Dominic Cummings simply proves how much Boris Johnson and his band of bullies harry people for their own purposes.