Bullying bosses should examine their own ego problems

The other word of the moment — coronavirus aside — is bullying. The main alleged culprit in the UK is Priti Patel, the home secretary, who has now received accusations from three separate government departments over her conduct. She follows John Bercow, the former Speaker of the House of Commons, in being accused of bullying staff. Both have denied all allegations. Elsewhere, concern is growing about online abuse and cyberbullying via the thousands of anonymised beatings transmitted daily through antisocial media. (Remind me why we tolerate cyber-anonymity?) But bullying by bosses at work has its own history.

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