Mr Ratcliffe has never wavered in saying his wife is innocent.
Ever since she was first arrested in April 2016, he has made it clear that his wife – a dual Iranian-British national - had simply gone to Iran to visit her parents and extended family for the country’s Nowruz new year celebration.
For months it was claimed that Nazanin is a British-Iranian charity worker who went to see her family when she was arrested.
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Mr Johnson, meanwhile, found himself furiously backpedalling over comments he made about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
The 38-year-old British woman was arrested and jailed in Iran, accused of spreading propaganda, with a central part of her defence being that she had never worked teaching journalists in the country, but was merely there on holiday.
Downing Street said Ms May still had “full confidence” in him, with Ms May’s official spokesman saying: “The Foreign Secretary is doing a good job and working hard to represent Britain’s interests abroad.” But the lack of action against either minister only served to underline the difficulty of Ms May’s position.
Having lost Sir Michael last week, two further ministers, Damian Green and Mark Garnier, face Cabinet Office investigations over inappropriate behaviour.
The furore around Ms Patel’s unofficial trip to Israel grew, as it emerged she may have omitted to tell Ms May she discussed funnelling UK aid cash to the country’s army despite Downing Street asking for full details of her visit.