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Priti Patel: Bullying claims from time at DfID revealed

Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    I think that's spot on. It was agreed by a lot of people that my previous HT was a bully as well as being blustering and inadequate. Firm and rigorous management isn't bullying though. I've met rigorous managers I've had a lot of respect for within education and outside. Patel may be out of her depth but it seems as though the reports of bullying aren't from just one source and that's concerning. And she just happens to be a Conservative minister. I don't think that in itself means she's a bully - that would be absurd.
    chelsea2 and nomad like this.
  2. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    More likely to be individual actions as people become aware that there is a channel for their grievance

    We don't know if these people have previously told their line managers
  3. will_osweighton

    will_osweighton Occasional commenter

    There's been no action - nor publicity - if they have.
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Loving watching Labour MPs bring up bullying...


    Same MPs who were silent or supported Bercow... And stayed silent when Corbyn nominated him for peerage...

    Who stayed silent when Luciana Berger was bullied with anti-Semitic abuse...

    Clown party
  5. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Deflection again.
    It wasn't Labour MPs who first brought a claim of bullying against PP.

    Any thoughts about this situation?
  6. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    As much as I hate talking about current events in these racialized terms, it's interesting how, when it comes to a contest between a successful, assertive woman of colour and the largely white, middle class establishment, the Left comes down like a ton of bricks on the side of...the latter.
  7. Owennnn

    Owennnn Occasional commenter

    Not even off the first page before the "What about Labour" or "If this was Labour".

    Was Diane Abbott also a disgraced former Secretary of State for international development who took it upon herself to make unsanctioned trips to a foreign state? Who was then rewarded with a position as Home Secretary?
    Alice K and harsh-but-fair like this.
  8. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    What do you mean by this?

    And let's not forget, you supported a man who put his dog on youtube after teaching it to do Nazi salutes when he said "Gas the Jews". But that's not anti-semitic... lol.
    monicabilongame likes this.
  9. Owennnn

    Owennnn Occasional commenter

    As much as I usually agree with you, I think the context in that video is important. But we should be careful not to divert the topic of the thread.

    Lets keep it on Disgraced former Secretary for International Development Priti Patel.
    ilovesooty and harsh-but-fair like this.
  10. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Well, she is a Tory!
  11. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    As per usual with a few in here. Your guilty, no choice. no appeal. just guilty.
    For goodness sake sometimes it is like a baying mob wanting revenge when all they have heard is some comments.
    Seems the political war has not yet been solved,at least among some of us!
    border_walker and alex_teccy like this.
  12. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Bullying is not an offence, but harrassment is.
    The law has it that harrassment is "behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended". Examples given are:
    • spreading malicious rumours
    • unfair treatment
    • picking on or regularly undermining someone
    • denying someone’s training or promotion opportunities
    monicabilongame likes this.
  13. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    The fact that she is still there tells you how much adrift this government already is.
    monicabilongame likes this.
  14. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    Any predictions from you as to how long she'll last, given the salivating, baying throng of the Left?
    alex_teccy and LondonCanary like this.
  15. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    She should have gone already.
    monicabilongame likes this.
  16. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    Well you see, Priti has been very naughty and wandered off from her assigned reservation.
  17. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    • Giving wedgies
    • Stealing lunch money
    • Flicking bogies at your victim
  18. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter


    Do you have a fear of clowns by some chance?
    Kandahar likes this.
  19. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Not everyone looks at situations by focusing on the race / sex of those involved. You have.

    I'm sure you'd agree that allegations of bullying & harrassment need to be independently investigated, whoever it may be.
    monicabilongame and ilovesooty like this.
  20. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    No, it doesn't if the government is doing as its says and referring the comments to the right investigative bodies, not to some political party. You appoint a determined person to get a job done. Others may squeal. but never the less the job has to be done, even if it upsets some on the way.
    I have had intimidating bosses in school and in some cases, you move on, some you fight, some you agree and some you go against. In the end, they are the boss, and within reason, they have the right to try and do what they see needs to be done.
    border_walker likes this.

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