Priti Patel received £17,000 payout – from the public purse – after being forced to quit Cabinet role

No wonder she was smirking: Priti Patel leaving 10 Downing Street after being forced to resign.

This is despicable.

The public have been made to pay the cost of a “golden handshake” for Priti Patel, who was forced to leave her job in disgrace.

Ms Patel was told to resign after it was revealed she was trying to carry out her own foreign policy, independent of the Conservative government, holding meetings with senior Israeli politicians while supposedly on holiday.

This Writer thinks a prison sentence would have been more appropriate.

Priti Patel walked away with a pay-out of nearly £17,000 after being forced to resign as International Development Secretary , the Standard reveals today.

She received the sizeable “termination” payment despite admitting she blundered by holding unauthorised meetings in Israel last summer, including with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Brexiteer Ms Patel was humiliatingly summoned back to London from East Africa in November to be axed from the Cabinet by Theresa May. At the time ministers are dismissed or resign, the Cabinet Office refuses to disclose if they are given pay-offs, despite them being funded by the taxpayer.

It still will not say if Boris Johnson received a payment when he quit as Foreign Secretary last month over Mrs May’s Chequers Brexit blueprint, or if David Davis did when he stood down as Brexit Secretary.

But details of the payment to Ms Patel are in the Department for International Development’s recently published annual accounts for 2017-18.

Source: Priti Patel received £17,000 payout after being forced to quit as International Development Secretary | London Evening Standard

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6 Thoughts to “Priti Patel received £17,000 payout – from the public purse – after being forced to quit Cabinet role”

  1. Yet more corruption…

  2. Disgraceful, but entirely in keeping with “costs a Priti penny’s” general approach.

  3. Giri Arulampalam

    It is difficult to comment on rates of pay.The Tories have cut Ministerial salaries.But, under the Labour Government, Cabinet Ministers were paid £130K plus expenses. Things have changed under Mrs May.But, I am not a Tory.

  4. Giri Arulampalam

    But, Priti Patel is very rich. She doesn’t need a Ministerial salary.

  5. Mike, yes a prison sentence would be appropriate because Patel’s actions could possibly be construed as treason.

  6. Jeffrey davies

    When a crook gets caught they sent down but this lot of fraudulent crooked lot getting away with it

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