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It’s not often I turn my attention to politics on this blog. But there have just been too many stories in recent months (in the UK and US) which are just too interesting for a psychologist to ignore.

The most recent story relates to the piece by Kate Perrior, in The Times. 

For those who aren’t aware, Kate was the director of communications for Number 10. And in The Times piece she gives a blistering attack on the, now former, chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.

Long story short, what Perrior describes is outright bullying and intimidation. And what she describes shows that bullying doesn’t just happen down the hierarchical chain (i.e. manager to employee) but can happen the other way round too.

In fact, I’ve worked with a lot of managers who have experienced bullying of some kind by one or more of their staff.

So, what…

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