Home Office boss quits over 'campaign against him' – BBC News, BBC News
Allegations the pair dismissed included reports that Ms Patel, who has been home secretary since Boris Johnson became prime minister, bullied her staff and was not trusted by MI5 bosses.
) Ms Patel has not yet commented on Sir Philip’s statement.
In a statement given to BBC News, Sir Philip said: “In the last 90 days, I have been the target of a vicious and orchestrated briefing campaign. “
He said allegations he had briefed the media against the home secretary was one of many “completely false” claims against him.
Sir Philip said he did not believe Ms Patel’s denial of any involvement in the false claims, adding that she had not “made the efforts I would expect to dissociate herself from the comments”.
He added he had attempted a “reconciliation” with Ms Patel but that she had “made no effort to engage with me to discuss this “.
Sir Philip said it was his duty to” protect the health, safety and wellbeing “of Home Office workers but that doing so had “created tension” between him and Ms Patel.
“I have received allegations that her conduct has included shouting and swearing, belittling people, making unreasonable and repeated demands – behavior that created fear and needed some bravery to call out, “he said.