British Prime Minister Theresa May has requested Priti Patel, international development secretary, to return from her trip to Uganda.
During a recent “holiday” including Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Patel held numerous unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials without notifying the Foreign Office:
Excl: Priti Patel held meetings in Israel without telling the FCO but with a pro-Israel Tory lobbyist https://t.co/WVYfE4NWUN
— James Landale (@BBCJLandale) November 3, 2017
She is now on a returning flight from Uganda and may be forced to leave the cabinet:
Priti Patel will not be fired until she sees the PM face to face much later today, I understand. Ordered home from Uganda early this morning.
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) November 8, 2017
Patel has reported that she lacks Wi-Fi on her Kenya Airways Flight. Luckily…except not so luckily for her, Twitter accounts have made the fact public:
Kenya Airways tells me there's no wifi on flight to London so Priti Patel is in the "dark" about what's going on.
— John Aglionby (@johnaglionby) November 8, 2017
— Mark Di Stefano 🤙🏻 (@MarkDiStef) November 8, 2017
— HuffPost UK (@HuffPostUK) November 8, 2017
If Priti Patel is flying back from Nairobi to London to get sacked, there’s one direct flight which has just taken off. And we can follow live. https://t.co/oAww2v562q
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) November 8, 2017
BBC News have just flashed up the Kenyan Airways flight that we’ve all been following & everyone assumes Priti Patel is on. Extraordinary day in political journalism https://t.co/mj66yH3W8x
— Jane Merrick (@janemerrick23) November 8, 2017
Other accounts have joked about her direct flight and the rude awakening she will face:
I understand Priti Patel's dietary requirement for today's flight is as below:
— Junaid (@ibrownlad) November 8, 2017
Imagine Priti Patel's phone once she turns it off flight mode
— eilidh. (@bramble__jam) November 8, 2017
#CursePritiPatel may your flight home be delayed.
Taxi for Priti Patel… pic.twitter.com/gBpPW7MsKG
— Fostercarer (@Fostercarer2) November 8, 2017
A journalist from The Daily Telegraph was sent to Uganda to interview Patel but was unfortunately “stood up.” The journalist tweeted:
— Anna Isaac (@Annaisaac) November 8, 2017
One Twitter user compared the story to Justine Sacco who made a joke about AIDS and race on her flight back from South Africa, oblivious that her career would soon be ruined:
— Jack Hart (@MrJacHart) November 8, 2017
Let’s see what happens when Patel finally lands…