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UK's Johnson sought to tone down bullying report on minister, reports say
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.83   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to tone down an independent report that found one of his most senior ministers had bullied staff, two media reports said on Saturday. The author of the report, the government’s ethics adviser Alex Allan, resigned. On Saturday, the Times newspaper and the BBC said Johnson had tried and failed to convince Allan to tone down his findings, particularly the assertion that Patel’s behaviour amounted to bullying. “He spoke to Alex and asked him if he’d change the tone of it. “As you would expect, the prime minister spoke to Sir Alex Allan to further his understanding of the issues.
Persons: Priti Patel, Henry Nicholls, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Alex Allan, Allan, , Alex, Sir Alex Allan, ” Patel, Dominic Cummings, Downing Organizations: REUTERS, British, Times, BBC
The Prime Minister's standards advisor has resigned after Boris Johnson overruled him and refused to sack Home Secretary Priti Patel after a damning report found that she had been guilty of bullying staff. Johnson has refused to sack Patel, despite the foreword to the ministerial code, signed off by Johnson last year, stating that 'there must be no bullying and no harassment.' However, a spokesperson for the prime minister said that while the prime minister "loathes" bullying he considered Patel's apology to be "full and frank" and that the matter should end there. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesperson on Friday said Patel would not be sacked because she had apologised. The Prime Minister did come to a different view, having weighed up all the different factors."
Persons: Boris Johnson, Priti Patel, Johnson, Patel, Sir Alex Allan, , Allan, Dominic Cummings, Carrie Symonds, Boris Johnson's, Sir Alex Allen, doesn't Organizations: Home Office, Times, BBC, Home, Downing Locations: Downing
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