She was branded a serial offender last night over a secret “lobbying” meeting she brokered between a billionaire Tory donor and British Airways.
In an alleged breach of the ministerial code Ms Patel arranged high level talks at Heathrow Airport’s Hilton Garden Inn without a Home Office official present – as rules dictate.
The hotel is part of a chain owned by Ms Patel’s friend Surinder Arora.
Only weeks earlier he declared he needed “all the help we can get from government” after Covid led to a 90% fall in bookings. And he has ambitions of building and running a third Heathrow runway.
A huge conflict of interest here.