Cosseted and sheltered Priti Patel needs to meet real thugs before bandying the word around

Does this look like a threatening gang of thugs to you?

This mollycoddled minister – who once co-authored a book branding the British workforce as lazy while having one of the worst Parliamentary attendance records – is making a name for herself as a fool to equal her boss, Iain Duncan Smith.

Employment minister Priti Patel has already blotted her ministerial copy-book, bringing the Conservative Government into disrepute with her insulting and arrogant response to an Urgent Question about the benefit deaths on the last day of Parliament.

How does Priti Patel ever manage to get elected? She is lazy, stupid, arrogant and ignorant.

Now she has described wheelchair-using and walking-stick dependent pro-NHS campaigners, who visited her constituency office to plead for help protecting the health service, as a “thuggish gang”.

The only thug pictured on this page is her.

Priti Patel has caused outrage by branding these harmless campaigners – some elderly or disabled – a “thuggish gang”.Members of the group were shocked and distressed by the Employment Minister’s attack.

The campaigners, including a wheelchair user and at least two needing walking sticks, visited Ms Patel’s constituency HQ to urge her to protect the health service.

After they braved the rain outside her office in Witham, Essex, she fired off a furious letter to Unite union boss Len McCluskey, who she said was behind the campaign.

Ms Patel wrote: “The lady who works in the Witham ­Conservative Association office felt harassed, frightened and intimated when a thuggish gang of People’s NHS campaigners came to our office.”

Source: Outrage as Tory MP claims she felt threatened by a ‘thug gang’ of campaigning OAPs and disabled people – Mirror Online

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  1. Ian Jd Andrews August 2, 2015 at 11:46 am - Reply

    IDS’ new McVey and just as much of an evil cow

    • Starry4 August 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      My thoughts exactly, and have said so on the link to facebook.

  2. Peter Powell (@Papos29) August 2, 2015 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    I must say, I never thought it possible to bring the Conservative Party into disrepute. It has no reputation to begin with.

    • Mike Sivier August 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      No GOOD reputation, you mean?
      Some people believe otherwise, and it is with them that the party falls into disrepute.

  3. ian725 August 2, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    She was arrogant and mouthy in her Television Interviews so I assume that is her true character, which fits neatly with her political Work and her Boss.

  4. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl) August 2, 2015 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    With MP’s like her in the party the Cons need all the help they can get from somewhere but it certainly won’t be from me.

  5. chriskitcher August 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Its bitches like her that show the real face of the rotten Tories. Perhaps she should try using a wheelchair or sticks for a week and then make her mindless comments.

    I also feel that any Tory party worker should be prepared for such attacks in the future some possibly with violence as well.

    • Florence August 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      Not just sticks & a wheelchair, but something like thorns in her shoes & clothes to give her a taste of chronic, unrelieved pain and the effort needed, even with sticks or chairs, to mobilise. Oh yes, and a fat suit to show her how taking high dose steroids to survive feels, especially now they have egged on morons in the general population to publicly abuse and humiliate the disabled and over-weight, especially the over-weight disabled. Let her try getting around on public transport (as we all will have to , after PIP is rolled out and we lose our motability), and then manage a trip around a supermarket to have the pleasure of trolly rams and insults, all while trying to make a pittance do magic things in the food aisles.

      She’s an utter disgrace. Not just to the Tory party, but to the population of the UK specifically and the wider world generally.

  6. NMac August 2, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    They brand anyone who disagrees with them (which is the majority of the population) as “thugs”.

  7. me August 2, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    What a coward! She’s scared of pensioners & disabled people, how scared does she think these people are at a brown envelope through the door!
    One thing’s for sure: when the starving hoardes [that she and her ilk have driven to rebellion] fight back, she’ll be on the first plane out of here!!!!!

    • Mike Sivier August 11, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

      Going where?
      She is a citizen of the UK, you know – otherwise she wouldn’t be an MP.

  8. A-Brightfuture August 2, 2015 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Ms Patel will not last long in her post being the lapdog for IDS, he gets through more ministers than he has 35 quid breakfasts.

  9. Graham August 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    It seems the new IDS sidekick has been trained well in public relations.
    More like Pubic-speak McVile style.

  10. hstorm August 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Anyone else remember IDS bringing a bodyguard and police officers with him to protect him from some wheelchair-bound campaigners at a parliamentary select committee meeting?

    Isn’t it weird how right-wingers acclaim their offensive outspokenness as ‘courage’, and yet the same people are terrified of the disabled?

    • Florence August 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      The Priti types are afraid of the public because they they don’t know any, and think of us as different, base, rough, coarse, and potential sources of contamination of poverty. They think of the disabled as having no more or less right to be treated as equals than badgers and foxes they condemn as vermin. IDS and his body guards? I’m surprised he didn’t bring some RSPCA officers with long-reach neck snares and restraints, too.

  11. Daniel Margrain August 3, 2015 at 9:46 am - Reply

    She got elected because she’s eye candy. There can be no other reason, surely.

    • Mike Sivier August 11, 2015 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Priti Patel – eye candy?
      Shurely shome mishtake?

  12. mrmarcpc August 4, 2015 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    This stupid cow calls protesting campaigners thugs, what would she do if she actually met any, she needs a serious wake up call, a nice big boot up the backside is what this arrogant, ignorant, disrespectful, cheeky little madame needs, lazy, pompous, little bitch!

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