Tricksy Priti, the Tory chameleon

The Mail on Sunday - - Comment -

PRITI PA­TEL has al­ways been a bit on the tricksy side. The now ex-In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Sec­re­tary won her po­lit­i­cal break un­der David Cameron by pos­ing as a hug-a-husky mod­erniser. But when the doors slammed shut on her key se­lec­tion meet­ing in white, work­ing-class Witham in 2006, she mor­phed into a ‘hang ’em and flog ’em’ cross be­tween Nor­man Teb­bit and Nigel Farage, and won the nom­i­na­tion at a can­ter.

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