SIR Gavin Williamson told a senior civil servant to “slit your throat” and ”jump out of a window”, it was claimed last night.
An MoD official told the Guardian Sir Gavin “deliberately demeaned and intimidated” them regularly when he was Defence Secretary between 2017 e 2019.
The official, who has left government, said the alleged behaviour was reported to the MoD’s head of human resources but did not make a formal complaint.
They told the Guardian Sir Gavin ‘shouted and raged’ and the ‘slit your throat’ comment was made in front of other shocked civil servants during a meeting.
Sir Gavin denies bullying the official.
He said in a statement: ‘I strongly reject this allegation and have enjoyed good working relationships with the many brilliant officials I have worked with across government.’
It came as ex-Cabinet minister George Eustice said the row over Sir Gavin’s texts to then Chief Whip Wendy Morton could be sorted “over a cup of tea”.
But PM Rishi Sunak has branded language used in the messages “unacceptable”.