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.
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