May's weak position means sacking Boris Johnson and Priti Patel could risk her own career. She should still do itby Stephanie Boland / November 8, 2017 / Leave a comment
At the time of writing, Priti Patel still hasn’t been sacked. Whether or not that surprises you might depend on how closely you’ve been watching the cabinet this week.
The International Development Secretary is in hot water over undeclared meetings in Israel; last night, ITV’s political editor Robert Peston tweeted that she was likely to be sacked “within hours.” The Times’s deputy political editor Sam Coates then explained she was not, in fact, going to be sacked that night. As I write, the news is leading with the story that she will be sacked “today.”