Yes, exactly.I can't be the first to observe Patel has been all but invisible during Covid.
One might have thought the Home Secretary, with her oppo in health, would be playing a leading role in such a domestic crisis.
One would think the police, with their damn tough rather thankless task (and undermined by the cummings fiasco) policing the lockdowns rather welcome a more visible boss rallying them and the public.
Suggests to me that despite apparently being a bully she is somewhat crippled in her job.
So what's the hold she has got one Boris?
It wouldn't be so hard to let a home secretary go - particularly one so pretty invisible.
She did I think present ONE of the early daily covid press conferences.
Almost seemed like Boris was making a point that she was still there/in favour.