We know the Home Secretary is a full-on, flat-out racist – she deports foreigners, she would deport UK citizens if the Windrush scandal had not happened, and now she has been caught stirring up racial hatred against travellers.
It’s very odd behaviour for a person whose own parents were immigrants into the UK
But here it is: she has been caught fabricating details of a police officer’s death in order to make travellers seem inherently criminal, as an ethnic group.
And she did it in a Zoom meeting with Jewish leaders – hosted by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, which is itself notorious for its zealousness in defending their own ethnic group from claims that it has any inherently unsavoury traits.
Good morning John. I wonder if you’ve been following the comments around @pritipatel ‘s words about Travellers. She spoke on Sept 15 at an online meeting hosted by the @BoardofDeputies Will you be commenting on this? @LordJohnMann
— Michael Rosen (@MichaelRosenYes) September 26, 2020
In this, the Board of Deputies is right. No ethnic group is inherently criminal – as an ethnic group.
Yet Ms Patel said she was
determined to stamp out the “criminality that takes place and that has happened through Traveller communities and unauthorised encampments”.
More than 80 leading academics, race equality organisations, and politicians have signed a letter to Patel, urging her to retract her “hate speech”.
One has to ask how she would describe herself – the daughter of refugees who came to the UK after facing persecution in Uganda.
Ah, but that would probably be too close to home.
She seems a perfect candidate for “unconscious bias” training.
Except, of course, she’s probably one of the 40 Conservative MPs who have refused it out of hand. It seems she – and they – have some kind of bias against it…
She is the secretary of state for the Home Department.
She is a racist, to our certain knowledge.
She may also be prejudiced against any number of other traits.
So the question you have to ask yourself, in a country where the Home Secretary is lining people up to be her targets, is:
When will she send people for me?
POSTSCRIPT: Mrs Mike was disgusted to hear about Patel’s behaviour, and asked a very reasonable question: why do we put up with this unacceptable behaviour, these unacceptable viewpoints, from people who are supposed to be our political leaders?
Mrs Mike thinks Priti Patel should be pulled out of Parliament by the ear and slung onto the street.
She cannot understand why nobody has actually used legally-enforcible means to do this.
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