24 Feb 2020

Patel ‘livid’ about claim MI5 does not trust her

Political Editor

The Prime Minister has given his “full confidence” to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, describing claims that MI5 did not trust her with full security briefings as “baseless and wrong”.

Ms Patel is calling for an inquiry into a series of leaks about her running of the Home Office, as the government dismissed allegations that she had been bullying officials.