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Boris Johnson’s anti-bullying week gaffe

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel (photo: Getty)

Boris Johnson has been forced into an embarrassing row today, after the government published a report into allegations that Home Secretary Priti Patel bullied her staff – and which found that she broke the ministerial code. Despite this, the Prime Minister declined to punish Patel, which then led his advisor on ministerial standards to stand down.

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