Kate Osamor, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, has called on Priti Patel to face an investigation over breaches of the Ministerial Code. Patel had apologised and Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has said that she considers the matter closed.
Osamor said in a statement:
“It is hard to think of a more black and white case of breaking the ministerial code. It is time the secretary of state either faces a Cabinet Office investigation or does the decent thing and just resigns”.
Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, said in a statement:
“Priti Patel also had meetings with a number of charities and I find it utterly unsurprising that the international aid secretary would want to talk to charities while she’s on holiday in a particular area about whether or not we can use the British aid budget to diminish the humanitarian problems there”.