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Priti Patel told to get ‘her own house in order’ after she warns UK nationals have been denied access to benefits in EU countries

Campaigners and opposition politicians have told Priti Patel to get her “own house in order” after she warned UK nationals had been denied access to benefits and services in EU countries.The home secretary said there had been reports of Britons "asked for residence documents they do not need to hold, being prevented from accessing benefits and services, and having trouble with their right to work", in an article for The Daily Telegraph.Ms Patel called on the bloc’s members to fulfil their obligations towards UK nationals "just as the UK has done for EU citizens in the UK".And she claimed...
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More than 70 MPs and peers urge Priti Patel to scrap plans for women’s immigration detention centre

More than 70 MPs and peers have urged the home secretary to scrap plans for a women-only immigration detention centre in County Durham.The new facility is expected to hold up to 80 women at a time when it opens on the site of the former Hassockfield Secure Training Centre and notorious Medomsley detention centre this autumn.A group of cross-party politicians, including former shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey and former shadow chancellor John McDonnell, have written to Priti Patel with “grave concerns” about the “inhumane” centre.The letter claims the Home Office is pushing ahead with its...
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Labour MP exposes why Priti Patel accusing the England players of ‘gesture politics’ is hypocritical

The deputy leader of the Labour PartyAngela Rayner has hit back at Priti Patel after the home secretary accused England footballers of participating in ‘gesture politics’ by taking the knee before games. Earlier this week, Patel controversially defended the so-called England supporters who chose to boo the team during Sunday’s Euro 2020 game against Croatia, after the players took the knee to show solidarity with those fighting racial injustice.The boos and jeers at Wembley stadium were drowned out by fans who chose to applaud the gesture instead. The team have falsely been accused of supporting ‘Marxist politics’ by backing...
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Kindertransport children were given hope by this country. Priti Patel would slam the door in their face

I am a refugee. When I was six years old, the Nazis occupied my home and changed my world forever. I survived thanks to the compassion of one man and the humanity of the country he came from. Nicholas Winton, a British stockbroker who arranged for the Kindertransport to bring mainly Jewish children to the UK, saved my life and those of 10,000 others. The love and gratitude a refugee feels for the country that saved them is like no other. I feel it to this day for the country that has been my home for the past 82 years.

Priti Patel axes unconscious bias training for Border Force officers

All Border Force officers have been offered "unconscious bias" training despite controversy over whether it has any positive effect, The Telegraph can disclose. Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, has ordered the Home Office to scrap the courses for staff after it emerged that Border Force and UK Visas and Immigration, two of the department's agencies, offered training intended to alert people to hidden prejudices they may harbour.
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Priti Patel ‘deeply ashamed’ so many rape victims have been denied justice

Priti Patel and Robert Buckland have apologised to rape victims, as they admitted they were “deeply ashamed” that thousands of them have been denied justice. The Home Secretary, Justice Secretary and Attorney General Michael Ellis said the failings in the criminal justice system were “completely unacceptable,” as they pledged to prosecute more than 1,000 extra rape suspects by the end of the current Parliament.
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Despite numerous controversies, Boris Johnson is unlikely to demote Priti Patel

Priti Patel today described the handling of the Daniel Morgan case as one of the most “devastating” episodes in the history of the Metropolitan Police force. The findings of an official report into the scandal were the culmination of a years-long inquiry first begun under one of Ms Patel’s predecessors, Theresa May. Its publication should have marked a triumphant moment for the home secretary.
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Daniel Morgan: Met handling of murder ‘one of most devastating episodes’ in police force’s history, says Priti Patel

The home secretary has condemned the handling of the murder of Daniel Morgan as “one of the most devastating episodes” in the history of the Metropolitan Police.Priti Patel has written to Met Commissioner Cressida Dick to demand answers after an independent panel accused the force of “institutional corruption”, following a £16m probe into the unsolved murder of the private detective.Father-of-two Mr Morgan was brutally killed with an axe in the car park of a south London pub in 1987.Despite four police investigations, an inquest, disciplinary action, complaints and other operations, there have been no successful prosecutions.A report released today found...
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Priti Patel says fans have right to boo England team for ‘gesture politics’ of taking the knee

Football fans have a right to boo the England team for “taking the knee” in protest at racism, the home secretary has said.Priti Patel said the anti-racism protest associated with the Black Lives Matter movement amounted to “gesture politics” and dodged a question about whether she would boo herself.She claims Black Lives Matter protests had had a “devastating” impact and criticised the pulling down of the “famous” Bristol statue of slave trader Edward Colston.“I just don't support people participating in that type of gesture politics,” she told broadcaster GB News.Ms Patel said it was “all well to support a cause...

England’s footballers should not take the knee, says Priti Patel

Priti Patel has suggested England’s footballers should not take the knee as she labelled it "gesture politics". The Home Secretary also refused to condemn football fans who booed players for taking the knee, saying it was "a choice for them". Her stance appears to contradict Boris Johnson’s position, after an...
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Priti Patel ‘wanted early intervention’ in Extinction Rebellion printworks protest, court hears

Priti Patel told police she wanted an “early intervention” into the Extinction Rebellion protest outside a Rupert Murdoch-owned printworks, a court has heard.The officer who commanded the operation said his decisions were not affected by calls and texts the home secretary made to his colleagues.Owen Weatherill, the assistant chief constable of Hertfordshire Police, told St Albans Magistrates’ Court that in the phone call first notifying him of the demonstration on 4 September, he was told that the prime minister and home secretary were “taking an interest”.Minutes later, he received a call from chief constable Charlie Hall to discuss the...
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Priti Patel calls taking the knee ‘gesture politics’

Priti Patel has said she does not support England’s footballers taking the knee in protest against racial injustice, labelling the act “gesture politics”. The Home Secretary did not condemn football fans who had booed players for taking the knee, calling it a “choice for them” after Gareth Southgate’s side faced jeers from a minority of fans at their first match of Euro 2020.