…when faced with opposition, what do they do? Why, they cut and run to spend more time with their feather-bedded index-linked pensions:
Mick Jones of the Public and Commercial Services Union told the Guardian: ‘He’s indicated to our reps that it was mainly because they had had major run-ins.
‘It was clear that [Patel] had come in and was trying to do things that they [Home Office officials] just weren’t comfortable with and [Thomson] sort of said ‘I’m off then’.’
It’s really no wonder that they capitulate in the face of any concerted progressive lobbying campaign then, isn’t it? They just don’t have the intestinal fortitude.
According to the publication, Thomson told colleagues he was leaving his position one month after Ms Patel started as Home Secretary.
A month! She’d barely found out who runs the office lotto and where the secret stash of fancy coloured paper for the copier was, and he’s ‘Ooooh, scary! I’m off!’…
It comes following a report in The Times containing claims of ‘bullying’ by the Home Secretary which span a five year period and relate to her previous ministerial roles at the Department for Work and Pensions and then the Department for International Development.
And just what does this ‘bullying’ actually mean in practice?
Former ministers and officials alleged that she had ‘dressed down’ staff in front of their colleagues and asked: ‘Why is everyone so f***ing useless?’
As well she might!
It was also claimed that she had sent ‘aggressive’ emails to staff in the ‘middle of the night’.
So? Either they are paid to open them in the middle of the night, in which case, why the fuss? Or they aren’t, in which case, they’ll only see them when they clock on at 9:00.
Either way, I think I’d better keep this handy for the next month of Priti’s reign of terror: