UK’s Priti Patel resigns over secret meeting in Israel

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The UK’s embattled government has suffered yet another blow – the resignation of a second cabinet minister within a week.

International Development Secretary Priti Patel stepped down after it was revealed she failed to disclose meetings with Israeli officials while on holiday.

Patel said her actions have fallen below the ‘high standards’ expected of her position.

Her departure deprives Theresa May of a strong ally who had supported the push for Brexit. It also follows the resignation of the defence secretary amid claims of sexual harassment.

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London.

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Adam Smith says:

Why is it being a 'Friend of Israel' usually involves covert, dodgy dealings mmmm? Maybe Israel has ongoing programme that targets and grooms individual politicians, ministers that could be of benefit. International Development Dept has massive budget. Patel could syphon some of these funds to the IDF, under the label 'peace funds', like they do in America for 'iron dome' and such. Politicians need to be very wary of these Israeli intelligence agency, diplomatic schemes. If it was on the up and up there'd be no need for secrecy

oracleofottawa says:

Great job Ali -J-!!

GB inoute says:

Hindu traitor of county

Aligned-Planets says:

Teresa May is not responsible for all the incompetent actions that these looney tunes undertake on their own initiative. While she is busy running the country politics, she expects all her fellow members to carry the country on their shoulders as she does but some members like Priti Patel expect her to spoon feed them while they run their responsibilities like its their children’s school run. May is a good PM let down by incompetent Facebook attention seekers. Well done PM, don’t spare any of them if they cross the line – fire them out of cabinet on the spot.

Tracey Ramsay says:

aid money to kill more people in Palestine glad you got the boot take your husband on UK money

SpiceBoy7UK23 says:

Waste of talent, waste of potential. Could have gone to the top but choose prostitution instead

Green Orange says:

90 uk ministers work for Israel

ket hughes says:

holiday in other peoples misery

Syed menhdi says:

Britishers the liars …..jst another name…tony blair the war criminal there is a long list……….

Mark Ho-sang says:

smirking at the British public and thumbing her nose at us why was this indian Traitor allowed to resign ? This snake will be back in the cabinet within 6 months trust me.If she thinks we would of forgotten by then then Mrs Patel has another thing coming.Corbyn must think it's Christmas. CORBYN TAKE THESE TORIES NOW.COME ON LABOUR !

Mwdub02 says:

Hindu allegiance is to India period

Show Stopper says:

ISIS actual full form Israelis sponsored militants for Iraq and Syria

PMA Judge says:

HMMMMM!!   BE OFF TO THE " TOWER OF LONDON"   !!AN AMBITIOUS DEVIOUS/ NASTY/ WITCH ( with the letter B)!!/INFULENCED BY HER  HEBREW HUSBAND.ITS LIKE THE " BOSTON TEA PARTY"  !!!WHAT 'S GOING ON  ???   THIS COUNTRY  RULED BY " WANNABEES"  WHO WANT POWER AND MORE POWER  SELF  IMPORTANCE INDEED  ????BRITAIN HAS " LOST IT"   !!THE YOUNGER  GENERATION ARE USLESSNO DECROM NO CLASS!!!FROM( U.K.).

Ian Holden says:

Indian's are Dodgy never work for one they haggle on payment once you've finished the job

Truther Asitis says:

SNAKES ALWAYS ENTER FROM THE BACK DOOR

S42M IS HERE says:

Should be punished for treason by death.

black capped Chickadee says:

It's back door patel, woo woo back door patel

TheMystery Gamer says:

A government official having secret meetings with with a foreign government, misleading the public and withholding information from the government when questioned??

Mr Dominic says:

Priti Patel: smirking for no reason, mechanical speech, following the trail of of money with no scruples whatsoever. The quintessential Manchurian candidate, if ever there was one.

Ayush Chaturvedi says:

conservative party must have known about that…..she is just an escape goat as now it is leaked

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