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Pritti Patel

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Dinahmo Mon 26-Aug-19 17:30:35

A US company wants to bid for a very lucrative contract for the Ministry of Defence. It has emerged that Pritti Patel had a contract to advise the company for which she was to be paid £1000 per hour for 5 hours work per month for 5 months. Her contract began in May and on 31 July, after being appointed Home Secretary, she withdrew saying that she had not worked for the company during July. I suppose she managed to fit those few hours of work into her parliamentary schedule.

Why do such contracts invariably go overseas?

crystaltipps Mon 26-Aug-19 18:24:01

Johnson has surrounded himself with talentless bigots. Patel is but one. Hypocrite too.

jura2 Mon 26-Aug-19 18:30:56

So she was paid very handsomely to set up the contract - and now pretends she has nothing to do with it. She is one really nasty piece of horribleness and hypocrisy.

Grandad1943 Mon 26-Aug-19 19:29:39

A typical Tory of the present era.

EllanVannin Mon 26-Aug-19 19:36:51

Horrible woman.

jura2 Mon 26-Aug-19 21:07:32

so, no Brexiteer here to vouch for her honesty then ?

Fiachna56 Mon 26-Aug-19 22:28:10

Doesn't surprise me, cannot stand her. Nothing will happen though, nobody bothers and nothing is investigated.

Labaik Mon 26-Aug-19 22:37:47

Dishonesty in this government is a badge of honour....

varian Tue 27-Aug-19 09:01:03

Pritti Patel has anounced that if there is a no-deal brexit, citizens of other EU countries living in the UK would lose their FOM rights on day 1.

Although some countries, like Spain, have assured their British ex-pat residents that they could remain after brexit, that would be contingent on their citizens in the UK having reciprocal rights., so many, including those who were fooled into voting leave in 2016, are now very alarmed at the prospect.

jura2 Tue 27-Aug-19 09:38:39

Some people who have been living here since they were babies are now being turned down for settled status without appeal, even when married to Brits and who have British born children. Others who have been working non-stop for 20+ years, all above board, taxes paid, etc. This is appalling- and the stress and worry for those individuals, those with families, and the elderly, is beyond belief.

I am so worried about my elderly French friend- she arrived aged 55, married to a Brit who lived in council bungalow. He retired, they did get some help from social services. She is now widowed and gets part of his pension and support- and is VERY frail, crumbling bones and very disabled. She has not got a clue about Brexit or what needs to be done. She would have nowhere to go back to, far to disabled to move - and not a penny to her name either.

Greta Tue 27-Aug-19 09:55:08

Jura, I know of similar cases and it makes my blood boil. A very dear friend of my in her late 80's has been in the UK for 60 years, always worked and contributed. Now she is worried about the settled status process and how she can complete it since she now longer has a valid passport.

I am sick and tired of the meaningless reassurances from Boris Johnson, Pritti Patel and others that ”if you are an EU national you will automatically have the right to stay; we value you and we are grateful for your contribution etc, etc”. Really? Why does somebody then after 60 years have to apply for the right to stay? It is shameful!

Luckygirl Tue 27-Aug-19 10:09:20

She should not have been allowed to have such a contract in the first place, never mind what her cabinet role might have become.

It is so creepy - all these people on the make. She will have tucked away £5K for doing virtually nothing - and on behalf of getting a contract outside of the UK rather than promoting home-grown companies.

I presume this goes on a lot and the figures involved are high, while people are living on the streets.

Dinahmo Tue 27-Aug-19 10:43:25

Still no Brexiteer on here. Are they beginning to see the light?
(fingers and everything else crossed)

jura2 Tue 27-Aug-19 10:56:48

I am expecting one to come and say 'oh there must be more to this than meets the eye'

Greta Tue 27-Aug-19 11:03:04

my mistake in my post above; should be "a friend of mine".

Well, even if I were an ardent brexiteer I am not sure how I would respond.

WadesNan Tue 27-Aug-19 11:03:24

1. Perhaps they don't want to be bombarded with insults

2. Perhaps they don't want to interrupt the love-in on this thread

suziewoozie Tue 27-Aug-19 11:23:13

Maybe they think her behaviour is acceptable?

Labaik Tue 27-Aug-19 11:28:51

Well, even if I were an ardent brexiteer I am not sure how I would respond.

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WadesNan Tue 27-Aug-19 11:03:24
1. Perhaps they don't want to be bombarded with insults

2. Perhaps they don't want to interrupt the love-in on this that unfortunately sad….

whywhywhy Tue 27-Aug-19 11:33:38

This is the worst government that I have ever known in my life. She is just one of many liars that Boris has surrounding himself with.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 27-Aug-19 11:35:33

I can only speak from my own family situation, 1 DIL achieved settled status immediately on line, and best friend also applied on line and accepted.

There are always two sides to every coin, I am not a Priti Patel fan by the way.

Luckygirl Tue 27-Aug-19 18:33:52

This thread is not about Brexit - it is about paid public representatives accepting payment to use their inside knowledge to advise foreign companies as to how they can get UK contracts over and above UK companies.

That is, in my book, immorality of the highest order and they should not be allowed to do this; and if they do, they should be sacked.

varian Tue 27-Aug-19 18:40:25

Here here Luckygirl

GrannyGravy13 Tue 27-Aug-19 18:40:27

If she has done nothing illegal maybe it’s time to look into MPs having second jobs, directorships, consultancies etc.

suziewoozie Tue 27-Aug-19 21:18:49

It absolutely is time for that and has been for many years GrannyGravy

jura2 Tue 27-Aug-19 21:45:59

I remember when Mrs Thatcher and Ken Clarke were big promoters of Phillip Morris cigarettes sad