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Patel’s policies would deport her own mother. Why believe her when she says Johnson isn’t racist?

Priti Patel: there will be no aid in the UK for people of colour while she is Home Secretary, it seems – unless they’re rich.

Is Priti Patel a person of colour who hates her own race?

The evidence seems to indicate this.

Consider the reaction to rapper Dave’s decision to change the lyrics to his song Black at the Brit Awards. He sang – well, hear for yourself what he sang:

Some commentators – like those at Spiked – criticised the performance, but were shot down by others. Look at this from Twitter:

And some, like LBC’s James O’Brien, considered it to be a diversion from the debate about Dave’s subject matter – racism in the Tory government – because it gave people an opportunity to talk about Dave instead:

Fortunately Ms Patel was on hand to drag the discuss right back to the fact that her government – and indeed her own actions – are as racist as the prime minister himself.

The Home Secretary, who recently tried to deport 50 people (and succeeded in removing 17) based on spurious claims that they were criminals (all had already paid their debt to society; their only crime, it seemed, was that they are not white), defended Mr Johnson:

“I work with the prime minister, I know Boris Johnson very well, no way is he a racist, so I think that is a completely wrong comment and it’s the wrong assertion to make against our prime minister.”

But Ms Patel went on to unveil another racist policy on the same day.

The plan is to refuse entry to the UK for any EU immigrants who aren’t coming to a job that pays at least £25,600. This means so-called “low-skilled” people will no longer be allowed into the country.

Critics have already attacked that equation of low pay with low skill – and This Writer can certainly support them in that. I never had a job that paid £25,600 in all the time I was employed by various newspaper firms and I’m sure most reporters still don’t receive that much.

Worse still, for Ms Patel, is the fact that – under these proposals – her own parents would have been refused access to the UK and she would never have been able to join the Conservatives to become the Home Secretary proposing them.

She had to concede the point in an interview with LBC’s Nick Ferrari. As it happens, I have also been interviewed by Ferrari. He was attacking me over lies that had been printed about me, so I was able to point out that the claims were false.

Ms Patel was not in the same position and had to admit that he was right. And look how she justified it:

“The policies are changing. This is the point. We are changing our immigration policy to one that’s fit for purpose for our economy, based on skills.”

But she isn’t.

As already stated, there are plenty of high-skilled people on low wages. There also happen to be plenty of complete numbskulls on astronomically high pay – racist Ms Patel and her racist prime minister are two of them.

She tried to point out that her parents came to the UK because they were fleeing Idi Amin’s mass expulsion of Ugandan Asians in 1972, and said they would have been allowed entry as refugees.

But it seems she was lying: it seems her parents arrived in the UK in the 1960s. She herself was born in London in 1972, which suggests that her parents’ immigration into the UK was nothing to do with Amin’s persecution.

Also:

The UK’s current Tory government has also sent refugees back to their countries of origin, where some have faced persecution and even death.

So the evidence seems clear.

Who, then, will believe a word when a racist defends a racist?

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Fears for single mum fighting cancer after Tories refuse Personal Independence Payment claim

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Remember, folks, the Department for Work and Pensions is adamant that we must not claim any causal effect between its decisions and any downturn in benefit claimants’ health – including death.

I imagine that will be hard for some of you to accept, given the fact that Esther McVey’s people have refused to provide Personal Independence Payment – the benefit that should be provided to everybody with a serious long-term illness or disability – to a woman with stage four cancer who is immune to chemotherapy and fighting for her life.

Roisin McWilliams’ father said the refusal has had a “profound” harmful effect on her mental health.

But Ms McVey and her cronies at the DWP want you to know that it is nothing to do with them.

Well, I’m sorry; I can’t do it. Ms McVey, her ministers and spokespeople are liars. Of course their decisions – made because they want to save money, not to help people – are costing lives.

Like Alice (of Wonderland fame), I like to believe six impossible things before breakfast. But I would have to be an imbecile to believe their babble.

A 28-year-old single mum fighting for her life against stage four cancer has been denied disability benefit PIP.

Roisin McWilliams spends much of her life exhausted, breathless and in pain after being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last Christmas.

Because of the disease, the hardworking chef had to leave her £1,300 a month job because “she couldn’t breathe” and “fractured her rib from coughing, it was that severe”.

The young mum recently learned she is immune to chemotherapy and needs “very expensive” immunotherapy treatment and a stem cell transplant if she is to have any chance of surviving.

This latest blow from PIP has had a “profound effect on her mental health” according to her dad.

Source: Personal Independence Payment refused to young Belfast mum fighting stage four cancer – Belfast Live

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Tory rag revives ‘benefit scrounger’ lie to smooth over DWP’s bad publicity

The state of this:

This Writer suspects that the editors of The Sun have run this story because the Department for Work and Pensions has been shown up for denying benefits to people who deserve them, in order to meet a quota.

The policy has caused a huge amount of suffering – both due to deprivation and damage to mental health. So The Sun runs a piece attempting to remind the easily-led that benefit claimants are an underclass in Tory Britain, worthy only to be ‘nudged’ off-benefit and toward death.

“And,” as @TyronWilson puts it, “when you actually read the story it says that she saves her benefits all year and doesn’t spend money on herself so she can do this for her kids.”

And there is always the backstop reason for stories like this:

It’s miserable and mean-spirited – as is anybody who believes and/or supports it.


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Has right-wing party’s treasurer run off with the leader’s mum – and all the cash?

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Right-wing politics is all about the money, but this story takes it to extremes.

Apparently the Treasurer of Britain First has run off with the leader’s mother – taking all the party’s money with them.

The interesting question here is: How do the rest of us respond to something like that?

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