It might be too much to say that Priti Patel’s obvious disdain for people of certain ethnic origins makes this a foregone conclusion.
So let’s just allow her record to speak for itself. Run a search for “Priti Patel” on this site and see what comes up. And see this for a current example of her behaviour:
I've signed this letter by @Jamie4North to the Home Office calling for Osime Brown's deportation to be halted.
This shouldn't be a debate. It's time for the hostile environment to end and for disabled people to be treated humanely by our justice system.https://t.co/Rhpdq8gR3t
— Layla Moran 🔶 (@LaylaMoran) February 12, 2021
On the current issue, The Guardian says she described the protests prompted by the killing of George Floyd by police in the United States as “dreadful”.
It seems she didn’t like the way that some of these protests turned violent after police became involved. Or did I misinterpret those events?
So, what did she think of the peaceful gesture that people chose to make – “taking the knee”?
Asked if she would be prepared to take the knee, she replied: “No I wouldn’t, and I would not have done at the time either.
So in other words, she didn’t like any kind of protest?
“I don’t support protest…”
Wow. So we’re all supposed to just knuckle under and accept any kind of ill-treatment, no matter how appalling – including murder by police officers?
I’m not okay with that. And I’m not alone:
Priti Patel: I oppose violent protests
Interviewer: Here is an example of peaceful protest
Priti Patel: I oppose peaceful protests https://t.co/83MQHv4C3t
— Julie's I pad (@eoinburgin) February 12, 2021
As Home Secretary Priti Patel is naturally against violent protest, so obviously she’ll recognise the importance of non-violent prot…
Ah, no, she’s against that too.https://t.co/q9n0QK1YB5
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) February 12, 2021
Mind you, it seems odd that – after nobody asked her – Priti Patel should suddenly come out with a comment like this.
You can tell this culture war is manufactured because literally no one is asking Priti Patel to take a knee and yet we get headlines saying she won't.
— Wail Qasim (@WailQ) February 12, 2021
It’s as though there was another motive for it…
Worst death rate in the world. Worst performing economy of all similar economies. Worst recession for 100 years. Let's pick on minorities to divert attention away. https://t.co/Ms6xEmapFS
— MimiJ (@MimiJ9) February 12, 2021
Or is that too much of a stretch?
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