Boris Johnson defends Priti Patel amid fresh bullying allegations

Boris Johnson has issued another robust defence of Priti Patel after fresh bullying allegations emerged, insisting that she was doing an “outstanding” job as Home Secretary.

In a fiery exchange with Jeremy Corbyn, the Prime Minister accused Labour of hypocrisy as he batted off new allegations concerning Ms Patel’s previous conduct as international development secretary.

As the row sparked by Sir Philip Rutman’s resignation at the Home Office continues to escalate, Mr Corbyn used his time at Prime Minister’s Questions to highlight reports revealing that Ms Patel faced complaints at a third Whitehall department.

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