Workplace bullying has been much in the news recently. First came accusations that Prime Minister Gordon Brown bullies his staff. Then a spokesperson for a charity set up to help those being bullied at work confirmed that they had been contacted by someone from Number 10. In response to this breach of confidentiality, one of the trustees has resigned.
Nigel Coke-Woods shares my dismay at this behaviour
As someone who has been the victim of bullying in the workplace I know a thing or two about it. As a member of the clergy I know a thing or two about confidentiality. The more and more I hear and read about the National Bullying Helpline and the intervention of its head in the Gordon Brown bullying story the more I am horrified by what she has done. I am not surprised a patron of the charity has resigned
The politics of this are murky at best. Can it be mere coincidence that these allegations are made just as an election is in the offing?