Post by Handsome Jack Post by Yellow
I haven't really followed this, but why was not telling the
government she was meeting the Israeli, or any other, government
cause for her to be sacked?
Same question occurred to me. We are being told by the media
that it's "against the rules" for FCO ministers to meet foreign
politicians without telling the PM. But is it really? Who says?
Isn't meeting foreign politicians the everyday job of FCO
ministers? Even if it is a "rule" that they have to inform the
PM, how strictly enforced has that rule customarily been
followed? What difference does it make to you and me if it is
occasionally waived? If it makes a difference to the PM, isn't
it the PM's business, and hers alone, to do something about it?
Anyway, aren't there occasions when the PM prefers not to know
about the FCO's contacts with foreign governments so that they
can be kept confidential and deniable if necessary? Isn't this
the way governments have always conducted diplomacy?
The whole thing is just a load of bollocks. Presumably got up by
the Labour Party and amplified by its apparatchiks at the BBC
and the Guardian. And once the "She Must Resign" bandwagon has
got rolling, it is of course dutifully followed by the rest of
the press, who are always willing to join the baying pack in
their hunger for a ministerial resignation story.
Good bye Priti. You knew better. You won't be missed.