Priti Patel resigns from the UK Parliament after allegations of secret meetings with the Israeli government

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May is experiencing one hell of a time, having lost two cabinet members in a period of seven days amid allegations of sexual misconduct.


Image: Priti Sushil Patel

Although there are wide speculations that more members of the parliament may quit their jobs sooner that later, the minister appears distraught with these unexpected exits from the Downing Street.

In a letter which she addressed to a Priti Sushil Patel, the minster unbelievably forgot her own name; a clear sign that governance can be a terrible job, even by her own standards.

According to an update from The Spectator, here’s a copy of the letter from May to Priti:


Priti, 45, is a British politician who has represented Witham constituency in Essex since 2010 as a Member of Parliament (MP). She is regarded as a Thatcherite for being ideologically on the Conservative Party’s right-wing.

Between July 2016 to November 2017, she served as the Secretary of State for International Development.

Priti, who was born in London by a Ugandan Indian migrant family, resigned after it was revealed that she held secret and unauthorized meetings with the Israeli government. The private holiday meetings were said to be in breach of the UK ministerial code.

Her political opponents have criticized her for favoring tobacco and alcohol industries. She also angered critics by co-authoring an economic treatise, Britannia Unchained, which suggested that British workers were lazier than those of other nations.