Priti PatelThe feud with her own officials deepened after the interior minister personally described her department as “unsuitable” and civil servants labeled her management style “moronic.”
An email on Sunday can reveal that Ms. Patel has considered writing a letter to Chief Cabinet Secretary Simon Case.
No letter was sent, but authorities knew it and counterattacked, telling the newspaper that her behavior was “unstable” and “self-serving.”
Photo: On Saturday, November 20, 2021, a group of suspected immigrants were brought to Dover, Kent by a border force ship after a small boat incident in the Straits.Immigration crisis
The feud with Priti Patel’s civil servants was personally described by the Home Secretary (speaking in London earlier this week) as “unsuitable” for her department, and civil servants labeled her management style as “moronic.” After attaching, it deepened.
One person frankly said: “She hates us, we all hate her.” Another source said:
“If we actually worked together, we could get things done, but instead there was an official statement from the Interior Minister on Cloud Cuckoo Land, and we all said,” Well, that’s fine. I can’t go. ” “
The phrase “unsuitable” was used in 2006 by former Labor Party Interior Minister John Reid to describe the Immigration Department, which was hit by a scandal.
News of the civil war within the Interior Ministry came yesterday when about 600 migrants finished their journey across the strait. This year, more than 25,000 people crossed by small boat. This is three times the number in 2020.
“Indignation” Boris Johnson ordered an intergovernmental review of the crisis led by Cabinet Minister Stephen Berkeley.
Conservative lawmakers, especially those in the northern “Redwall” seat, warned No. 10 that the immigration crisis is becoming the biggest election issue.
The crew of the lifeboat will help suspected immigrants from the dinghy after arriving at the beach in Dungeness, Kent on Saturday, November 20, 2021.
Ms. Patel has announced a series of initiatives to stop the flow of immigrants, but with limited success.
One of the proposals to “push” the dinghy back to France before the border forces cross the strait is understood to have been used only once since the green light came out in the summer.
“The’pushback’policy had to go to a few barristers to find a barrister who legally said’yes’,” said one official.
“It’s completely infeasible. She [Ms Patel] Attending the meeting, her proposal is volatile and eccentric. Any wise and mature politician or policymaker will know they never work, but she just came up with it anyway.
“The official comes out of the meeting and the text begins to fly, describing her as” stupid “and” stupid. ” “
Photo: Immigrants are landed at Dover Dock by border force officers
Interior ministry insiders say pressure on border forces to deal with the wave of immigrants on the South Coast is creating delays elsewhere.
One source said: ‘This will result in a shortage of entrances such as airports and a long line of all passengers. The entire system is at the limit. “
MoS revealed last week how border force boss Paul Lincoln quoted lyrics from a The Pogues truck during his last speech to describe the border as “bloody pain.”
Meanwhile, Kevin Sanders, a former Supreme Immigration Officer of the British Border Force, told Times Radio yesterday that immigrants “know that they have won a jackpot” when they arrive in the UK.
To calm the storm, Ms. Patel and Home Office Secretary Matthew Rycroft issued a joint statement last night: Build a department that can tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Deepening feud with Priti Patel civil servants
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