Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has “full confidence” in the home secretary, Priti Patel, following bullying claims made by the ex-top civil servant in her department.
Sir Philip Rutnam, the Home Office’s most senior official, resigned on Saturday citing a “vicious and orchestrated” campaign against him.
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The BBC has also learnt that a formal complaint about Ms Patel’s conduct was made when she was employment minister.
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