The biggest winner from Priti Patel’s downfall is Boris Johnson | Jonathan Freedland

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The humbling of the international development secretary diverts attention from Johnson’s reckless treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

There are plenty of beneficiaries of Priti Patel’s slow-motion fall into the political abyss. The opposition, obviously, which gets to look on as the British government crumbles before its eyes. On her own side, there will be ambitious colleagues glad to see a rival cut down. The most ardent remainers might feel a special gladness at seeing a Brexiteer humbled. But none of them will have gained as much from Patel’s woes as the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson.

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