The BITCH is out The Most Hated Woman
It comes as the incoming Prime Minister is expectedly to radically shake up the Cabinet to give renewed vigour to the Government.
Attorney General Suella Braverman is understood to have been lined up by Ms Truss to take over in the Home Office.
While Ms Truss will not officially new appointed as Prime Minister until tomorrow, it has been claimed the incoming resident of No10 has already started phoning ministers in the current Government to let them know if they will be axed from their roles.
Therese Coffey, a close ally of the South West Norfolk MP, hinted positions would already be decided in advance earlier today when she said Ms Truss’s Cabinet would be formally “confirmed” tomorrow
Ms Patel has served in the role of Home Secretary since Mr Johnson first became Prime Minister in 2019.
In that time she has reformed the UK’s immigration policy outside the EU and sought to take action to clamp down on illegal Channel crossings.
However, polling of Tory party members in recent months has indicated frustration among the grassroots at Ms Patel’s failure to get a grip on the number of people making the treacherous journey across the Dover Strait.
More than 25,000 migrants had made the journey so far this year official figures from the end of August show.
Many in Westminster had assumed the new Conservative leader would offer Ms Patel a role such as party chairman in order to keep her within her top team.
One senior Conservative MP was shocked by Ms Patel’s apparent culling, warning Ms Truss has “picked the wrong enemy”.
She was widely expected to be replaced as home secretary by Suella Braverman, the former attorney general, so to some the move will look like an attempt to avoid the embarrassment of being sacked.
Patel said it was “the honour of my life to serve our country”, and defended the controversial Rwanda scheme to remove some asylum seekers, saying it was “vital” that her successor backed the plan.
She criticised the “relentless efforts of our political opponents, and leftwing activists, lawyers and campaigners” who had sought to block her immigration policies.
She claimed they wanted to “stand up for the criminals, terrorists, people smugglers, those with no right to be in the UK, and people who threaten public safety and would do our country harm”.
Patel added: “We have never faltered, and never stopped doing what is right to protect the public.
Patel was tipped for demotion in the last major government reshuffle, carried out by Johnson in September 2021, because of her failure to deliver on a pledge to reduce the number of people arriving on small boats across the Channel.
Cabinet Office minister Nigel Adams and Tory party co-chair Ben Elliot also announced that they were stepping down.
Patel was one of Johnson’s most ardent supporters during his leadership bid, and paid tribute to him in her resignation letter. “You set out a clear plan to get Brexit done, broke the deadlock in parliament, and secured a historic Conservative victory at the 2019 general election,” Patel wrote.
She added that the issue of Channel crossings had been “frustrating”, but insisted that she had worked relentlessly to end them.
Her letter announcing her intention to resign effectively fires the starting gun on the reshuffle, not expected to be carried out until Tuesday afternoon, after Truss has been to see the Queen and officially become prime minister.
Over the weekend, the refugees minister, Richard Harrington, also quit. He claimed he was stepping down because his job was essentially complete, but the timing of his departure suggests he expected his role was not likely to be renewed by the incoming administration.
THE FEMALE HITLER IS OUT LET’S CELEBRATE THE BITCH HAS GONE
Another Tory told Express.co.uk: “It’s a real shame to see her go.
“I haven’t spoken to her yet, but I’m hoping this was her choice, not Liz’s.”
Fiercely loyal to Mr Johnson, she was one of the few Cabinet ministers not to declare their support for either Ms Truss or her leadership rival, Rishi Sunak.
While she pledged her support for the new leader, she said it was “vital” that she continued to support the policies she had pursued to tackle illegal immigration – including the deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda.
Nadine Dorries has joined Priti Patel in quitting the cabinet hours after Liz Truss won the Conservative leadership contest.
The culture secretary was offered the chance to stay in the role, according to the Mail Plus, who first reported the story. The website quoted a friend as saying: “[Dorries] has decided now is the right time to leave cabinet.”
It is expected that she will now be given a peerage in Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list, triggering a byelection in her Mid Bedfordshire constituency.
A successful novelist who has sold more than 2.5m copies, her departure from government is expected to enable her to return to writing books.
During the leadership campaign, Dorries was an outspoken critic of Rishi Sunak – in one controversial tweet likening him to Brutus stabbing Julius Caesar over the way he had turned on Johnson.
Patel said in a letter to Johnson, who remains prime minister until he formally hands his resignation to the Queen on Tuesday, that she would offer her full support to the new government.
In private, Lord Harrington has made no secret of his disdain for the Rwanda policy that Truss enthusiastically backed during the Tory leadership contest.
Priti Patel resigns as Home Secretary as she is heckled in the Commons on last day
Heckled by Labour, Lib Dem and SNP MPs on the opposition benches, Patel fired back: “Shut up” – before saying she had been “proud” to serve in Boris Johnson’s government.
Patel presided over a get tough policy on migrant boat crossings in the English Channel and attempted to introduce a highly-controversial policy to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.
Legal challenges have so far prevented any deportations going ahead.
Asked by Green MP Caroline Lucas if the government might consider dropping the “immoral” plan, Patel said: “Absolutely not – the immoral aspect is the role of people smugglers
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