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Priti Patel: British Conservative politician, UK Home Secretary
Priti Sushil Patel is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for the Home Department since 2019 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witham since 2010. Patel served as Secretary of State for International Development from 2016 to 2017. A member of the Conservative Party, she is ideologically positioned on the party's right wing and considers herself to be a Thatcherite.

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Government 'ruling nothing out' when it comes to coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Government 'ruling nothing out' when it comes to coronavirus restrictions

The Home Secretary Priti Patel has defended the use of the tiered approach tocoronavirus restrictions, but says the Government is "ruling nothing out".

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Home Secretary reacts to Nice attack [Video]

Home Secretary reacts to Nice attack

Home Secretary Priti Patel has offered support for the people of France following news of a terror attack in Nice. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us..

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Home Secretary defends local Covid approach [Video]

Home Secretary defends local Covid approach

Home Secretary Priti Patel has defended the government's localised approach to dealing with coronavirus outbreaks, despite growing calls for a national lockdown. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Home Secretary on 'avoidable tragedy' in English Channel [Video]

Home Secretary on 'avoidable tragedy' in English Channel

Home Secretary Priti Patel says the UK is committed to tackling people trafficking following the 'avoidable tragedy' which saw a migrant family lose their lives in the English Channel on Tuesday. Ms..

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Home Secretary mulls decision on Birmingham pub bombings inquiry [Video]

Home Secretary mulls decision on Birmingham pub bombings inquiry

The Home Secretary has agreed to look into calls for a public inquiry into the1974 Birmingham pub bombings, after a meeting with West Midlands Mayor AndyStreet. In a move welcomed by campaigners who..

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Priti Patel meets officers on Covid-19 enforcement patrol [Video]

Priti Patel meets officers on Covid-19 enforcement patrol

Home Secretary Priti Patel has met with police officers on Covid-19 enforcement patrol in west London. This comes as the capital is put into Tier-2 coronavirus restrictions. Report by Thomasl. Like us..

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Priti Patel promises to overhaul ‘broken’ asylum system [Video]

Priti Patel promises to overhaul ‘broken’ asylum system

Home Secretary Priti Patel has promised the biggest overhaul of the UK’s “fundamentally broken” asylum system in “decades”. Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, she insisted she..

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Protest hooliganism and thuggery is indefensible, says Patel [Video]

Protest hooliganism and thuggery is indefensible, says Patel

Home Secretary Priti Patel says the “hooliganism and thuggery” witnessed in recent protests are “indefensible”, as she hailed the UK’s police. Speaking at the Conservative Party..

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Eustice: We need to review the way the asylum system works [Video]

Eustice: We need to review the way the asylum system works

George Eustice says the government "needs to review the way the asylum system works" following reports that home secretary Priti Patel is exploring the possibility of offshore processing centres for..

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Cressida Dick pays tribute to ‘extraordinary’ Matt Ratana [Video]

Cressida Dick pays tribute to ‘extraordinary’ Matt Ratana

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has paid tribute to police officer Matt Ratana, describing him as a "larger than life" character and an "extraordinary person". Mr Dick, Home Secretary..

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Minute’s silence held for fallen police officer [Video]

Minute’s silence held for fallen police officer

Home Secretary Priti Patel, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, have observed a minute's silence for the police officer who was tragically killed in..

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Home Sec 'deeply shocked’ by killing of officer in Croydon [Video]

Home Sec 'deeply shocked’ by killing of officer in Croydon

Home Secretary Priti Patel has said that she is "deeply shocked and saddened” by the tragic killing of a police officer in Croydon overnight. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Home Secretary 'deeply shocked' by fatal shooting of police officer [Video]

Home Secretary 'deeply shocked' by fatal shooting of police officer

Priti Patel says she is 'deeply shocked and saddened' at the fatal shooting ofa police officer in Croydon. The Home Secretary was commenting after anofficer was shot dead in the early hours of the..

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Priti Patel on rise in coronavirus cases: We are not out of the woods yet [Video]

Priti Patel on rise in coronavirus cases: We are not out of the woods yet

Home Secretary Priti Patel was speaking on a Zoom call with The Board ofDeputies of British Jews and discussed coronavirus, stating: "We are not outof they woods yet."

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Patel encourages public to report Covid rule breakers [Video]

Patel encourages public to report Covid rule breakers

Priti Patel has encouraged members of the public to report Covid-19 rule breakers as the ‘rule of six’ restrictions begin. People in England can no longer meet in groups of more than six people in..

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Patel: It’s right we protect the integrity of the UK [Video]

Patel: It’s right we protect the integrity of the UK

Priti Patel has said the government will ‘stand true’ to their commitment to the Good Friday Agreement. The Home Secretary added that it’s right to ‘protect the integrity of the UK’. Report..

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Priti Patel says chance meeting of two families of four 'is mingling' [Video]

Priti Patel says chance meeting of two families of four 'is mingling'

Asked if two families of four stopping for a chat on the way to the parkconstituted “mingling”, Home Secretary Priti Patel told BBC Radio 4’s Todayprogramme: “It is mingling". Any social..

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Patel: We must stand firm against the guerrilla tactics of Extinction Rebellion [Video]

Patel: We must stand firm against the guerrilla tactics of Extinction Rebellion

Home Secretary Priti Patel gives the keynote speech at the PoliceSuperintendents' Association annual conference. Ms Patel has referred toExtinction Rebellion (XR) activists as “so-called..

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Ministers gather for Cabinet meeting with Prime Minister [Video]

Ministers gather for Cabinet meeting with Prime Minister

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and members of his cabinet including Priti Patel,Baroness Evans, Michael Gove, Robert Buckland, Amanda Milling and Lord Frostarrive for a meeting in the Foreign and..

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Labour urges government to review two-week quarantine [Video]

Labour urges government to review two-week quarantine

Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has called on the government to review its two-week travel quarantine arrangement. In a letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel, he highlighted the "dire..

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PC Andrew Harper's widow meets Priti Patel [Video]

PC Andrew Harper's widow meets Priti Patel

The widow of PC Andrew Harper, Lissie Harper, has met with Home Secretary Priti Patel to discuss the introduction of "Andrew's Law", which would see mandatory life sentences given to those convicted of..

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Stop pointing fingers, Priti Patel, you have created an environment in which people traffickers thrive

stop pointing fingers, priti patel, you have created an environment in which people traffickers thrive
Following the deaths this week of a family of four trying to cross the English Channel, Home Secretary Priti Patel attempted to capitalise on the tragedy by placing the blame at the feet of..
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800 legal figures sign letter urging Johnson and Patel to end lawyer ‘hostility’

800 legal figures sign letter urging johnson and patel to end lawyer ‘hostility’
A group of more than 800 former judges and senior legal figures have signed a letter to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary Priti Patel calling on them to apologise for their “hostility” towards..
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Birmingham pub bombings: Priti Patel to look at case for inquiry

Families say a public inquiry would establish "truth, justice and accountability" for victims.
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PC Andrew Harper's widow holds talks with home secretary

Lissie Harper spoke to Priti Patel and Justice Secretary Robert Buckland QC about Harper's Law.
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PC Andrew Harper: Widow Lissie Harper to meet Home Secretary Priti Patel

Lissie Harper is campaigning for killers of emergency workers to face mandatory life sentences.
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Priti Patel claims migrants see France as a ‘racist’ country

priti patel claims migrants see france as a ‘racist’ country
Priti Patel claimed migrants view France as a ‘racist’ country (Picture: AP/PA) Priti Patel has said migrants are fleeing to Britain ‘because they claim France is racist’. The Home Secretary..
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Channel crossings: Priti Patel tells MPs migrants believe France is a 'racist country' after 1,000 arrive in 10 days

MP says home secretary was explaining pull factors and 'doesn't believe them to be true'
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Priti Patel says she's 'minded' to formally legalise poppers

Home secretary wants muscle-relaxing sex drug 'explicitly' removed from ban on supply of psychoactive substances
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Using Royal Navy to tackle migrants ‘declaration of maritime war’ – Calais mayor

using royal navy to tackle migrants ‘declaration of maritime war’ – calais mayor
Sending the Royal Navy into the English Channel to deal with migrant crossings is a “declaration of maritime war”, the mayor of Calais has said. Natacha Bouchart told France 3 that the British..
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Migrant crossings: Mayor of Calais calls use of Navy ships to block Channel 'a declaration of war'

Attack comes as Royal Air Force plane sent to patrol the waters – in response to Priti Patel's request for military help
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'Overpriced junk food': Ben and Jerry's and Priti Patel in strange war of words over treatment of migrants

Tory party chairman also joins row – accusing ice cream company of 'statistically inaccurate virtue signalling'
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Channel crossings: Priti Patel was warned government policies were pushing migrants into dangerous voyages nine months ago

Exclusive: Home secretary sat on committee that concluded asylum seekers had 'little choice but to make dangerous journeys by land and sea'
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Defiant Priti Patel steps up plans for navy warships to block migrants crossing Channel despite backlash

Warnings of drowning, threats of legal action and idea branded 'completely potty' – but home secretary puts ex-royal marine in charge
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Migrants at risk of drowning if Priti Patel sends Navy warships to Channel, warns ex-home secretary

Hardline Australia-style tactics to block fragile vessels also condemned as 'completely potty' by defence official
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Priti Patel accused of failed 'get tough' approach on migrants as she considers using Royal Navy to tackle numbers crossing Channel

Priti Patel is discussing using the Royal Navy to tackle the number of migrants crossing the Channel, prompting accusations she is repeating a 'get tough' approach that has failed in the past.
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'Must act faster': Priti Patel demands to know why Twitter and Instagram took so long to remove Wiley's antisemitic posts

'The antisemitic posts from Wiley are abhorrent. They should not have been able to remain on Twitter and Instagram for so long'
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Priti Patel to propose new laws against foreign interference after Russia influence report

Britain has improved its position since the report was written, Priti Patel claims
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Priti Patel promises 'compassionate' Home Office after Windrush scandal

priti patel promises 'compassionate' home office after windrush scandal
Home secretary lays out five-point plan to implement recommendations of independent review Priti Patel has promised a more compassionate, “putting people first” approach to immigration in the wake..
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Priti Patel promises review of hostile environment policy following Windrush scandal

Home secretary pledges to put 'people above cases' – but campaigners accuse her of 'paying lip service'
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Priti Patel calls on French to return migrant boats

The Home Secretary says French intervention is the only way stop migrants crossing the Channel.
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Priti Patel wrongly tells MPs France is 'not intercepting migrant boats' as record numbers cross Channel

French authorities stopped more than 1,200 migrants attempting to cross the strait in 2019
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EU citizens will be deported for minor offences under Priti Patel's post-Brexit immigration crackdown, lawyer warns

Alarm that long-standing UK residents will be 'separated from their children and families, returned to countries they barely know'
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Record number of migrants reach UK on day Priti Patel announces new approach to deal with English Channel crossings

A new daily record has been set for the number of migrants to reach to the UK after crossing the English Channel, according to figures released this morning.
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Priti Patel to ban foreign criminals entering UK in post-Brexit immigration plan

priti patel to ban foreign criminals entering uk in post-brexit immigration plan
Home Secretary Priti Patel will announce the UK’s new points-based immigration system, which will replace the EU’s freedom of movement from January 1 (Picture: PA) The Home Secretary is set to..
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Foreign criminals jailed for more than a year 'to be banned from entering UK' under new immigration rules

Priti Patel to announce details of points-based migration system which will replace freedom of movement from 1 January
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Labour demands release of Priti Patel bullying report, amid claims of 'political interference'

Senior civil servant is refusing to exonerate the home secretary as Downing Street is demanding, it is alleged
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'Incredibly blokey': Women shut out of Boris Johnson's key decision making bodies, analysis finds

Four new strategy-setting cabinet committees have no female voices - while two others have only Priti Patel
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'People will die': Priti Patel warned immigration policy will force thousands back on the streets

Exclusive: Local councils warn call for 'urgent action' to ensure homeless migrants — some of whom have lived and worked in UK for decades — are not pushed back into destitution because of their..
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'Get Britain moving again', PM Johnson to unveil new infrastructure plan

'get britain moving again', pm johnson to unveil new infrastructure plan
Shares Prime Minister Boris Johnson will launch a plan this week to get Britain "moving again" after the coronavirus lockdown, when the government will set out measures to boost infrastructure..
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Priti Patel condemns 'awful' lockdown parties as London police break up raves for fourth night

'It is simply unacceptable,' home secretary says
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Coronavirus: Leicester 'could be locked down' says home secretary

Priti Patel says it is "correct" that the government is considering the move.
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Priti Patel says Labour ethnic minority MPs who accused her of using heritage are 'racist'

MPs accused home secretary of 'gaslighting' victims of racism in comments on her own experiences
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Mark Drakeford: Welsh leader accuses Boris Johnson of risking second wave by encouraging public to return to normal life

Priti Patel rejects claims that Dominic Cummings encouraged public to ignore lockdown by driving to Durham
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Priti Patel admits Windrush compensation scheme too slow but refuses to apologise

Home secretary insists delays occur because each case is handled in 'sensitive way'
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Threat from 'lone wolf' terrorists growing, home secretary warns in wake of Reading attack

Home Secretary Priti Patel has warned the UK faces a growing risk from so-called 'lone wolf' terrorists. In the wake of the Reading attack, Ms Patel told MPs the terror threat the UK faced was..
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UK politics news – live: Priti Patel to give update on Reading terror attack, and Rishi Sunak urged to cut VAT

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Black Lives Matter: 210,000 people have joined UK protests and counter-demonstrations since George Floyd's death

Priti Patel says around 2,000 'thugs' were at London protest over statues that saw violence on Saturday
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Priti Patel calls Jeremy Corbyn's politics 'racist' in House of Commons

Home Secretary Priti Patel has described the politics of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as "racist" in the House of Commons.
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Labour backs Priti Patel plan to jail protesters for vandalising war memorials

Government considering plans to jail vandals for a decade
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London protests: Priti Patel condemns 'unacceptable thuggery' as statue demonstrators clash with police

Hundreds of mostly white men descend on London after call to action by far-right groups
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Matt Hancock accuses ethnic minority MPs of 'identity politics' in Black Lives Matter row

61 ethnic minority MPs had written to Home Secretary Priti Patel asking her not to 'silence or impede on the feeling that other minority groups may face'
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Catholic leaders condemn Priti Patel's immigration crackdown for shutting out people trying to 'contribute to society'

Bishops also attack EU citizens left 'without legal status' and 'devastating consequences' of indefinite detention of torture-victims
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Britain's interior minister says violent protestors should face justice

A minority of protesters who were violent during the weekend's "Black Lives Matter" protests in Britain undermined the cause and should face justice, interior minister Priti Patel said on Monday.
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'Has there ever been a more tone-deaf home secretary?': Piers Morgan attacks Priti Patel for calling removal of Colston statue 'unacceptable'

Monument of 17th-century slave trader thrown into harbour during anti-racism protests
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David Davis warns Priti Patel that 'cruel' indefinite detention of immigrants is making modern slavery worse

'People don't know when they are going to get out – and that is psychologically devastating', ex-cabinet minister says, as he fights to ban practice
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British Airways does not attend meeting with Britain's interior minister Priti Patel

British Airways and its parent company IAG did not attend a meeting on Thursday with Britain's interior minister Priti Patel, with the meeting meant to discuss the UK's new quarantine plans.
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BA shuns UK minister over quarantine plans

The airline has declined to meet Priti Patel amid strong criticism of the UK's quarantine policy.
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Sage scientist casts doubt on quarantine plans

sage scientist casts doubt on quarantine plans
A scientific adviser to the Government has cast doubt over the effectiveness of a blanket quarantine for visitors to the UK. Professor Robert Dingwall, a member of a sub-group of Sage (Scientific..
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UK's quarantine of travellers vital to avoid second coronavirus wave, ministers say

Britain's quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad, which will be introduced from June 8, is crucial to avoiding a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Interior Minister Priti..
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Priti Patel's answers are not so much a word salad as a motorway pileup involving only Ocado vans

At least Theresa May kept her non-answers brief
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