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British Conservative politician

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Priti Patel: British Conservative politician
Priti Sushil Patel is a British politician who has served as Home Secretary since 2019 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witham since 2010. She was International Development Secretary from 2016 to 2017. A member of the Conservative Party, she is ideologically positioned on the party's right wing and identifies as a Thatcherite.


'I can't see why you are laughing': Priti Patel accused of smirking about impact of no-deal Brexit on 'Andrew Marr Show'

Home secretary appears to be smiling during interview on industry fears over Brexit
Independent - Published

Facebook encryption 'threatens public safety'

Priti Patel says extra security in messages will hamper attempts to fight terrorism and child abuse.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Priti Patel

Harry Dunn death: Home Secretary plays down suggestions that Anne Sacoolas could be extradited from US [Video]Harry Dunn death: Home Secretary plays down suggestions that Anne Sacoolas could be extradited from US

Home Secretary Priti Patel has played down suggestions that Anne Sacoolas could be extradited from the United States over the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn in a road accident. The Foreign Office has..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

U.S., UK press Facebook to drop message encryption [Video]U.S., UK press Facebook to drop message encryption

The U.S. and UK are pressing Facebook to drop plans for encrypted messages, and have signed an agreement to fast track requests for information about messages sent by suspected criminals. Julian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Priti Patel pledges more funding to tackle crime [Video]Priti Patel pledges more funding to tackle crime

Up to 60% of police officers could be equipped with Tasers under plans announced by Priti Patel as she outlined proposals aimed at making the Tories appear tough on crime. The Home Secretary committed..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

Prince of Wales honours fallen police officers in memorial service [Video]Prince of Wales honours fallen police officers in memorial service

The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to fallen police officers at a dedicated service in Glasgow. Charles joined about 1,500 officers, relatives and officials who gathered on Sunday to honour those who..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published

Priti Patel: Police cadets were not politicised in Boris Johnson speech [Video]Priti Patel: Police cadets were not politicised in Boris Johnson speech

Home Secretary Priti Patel has denied police cadets were politicised after a young female recruit fainted behind Boris Johnson during a speech in Yorkshire on September 5. The Chief Constable of West..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published


Priti Patel demands police watchdog investigates Scotland Yard's response to fake paedophile ring claims

Metropolitan Police launched 16-month investigation over fake claims by fantasist Carl Beech
Independent - Published

Britain will introduce points-based immigration system: interior minister

British interior minister Priti Patel will say on Tuesday the government will end free movement and introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system once the country leaves the European..
Reuters - Published

Shamima Begum: British home secretary says ‘no way’ ISIS member can return to UK

shamima begum: british home secretary says ‘no way’ isis member can return to uk
Shamima Begum, the 19-year-old who left Britain in 2015 to join ISIS in Syria, will not be allowed to return to the UK. British Home Secretary Priti Patel said she rejected Ms Begum’s request to..
WorldNews - Published

Boris Johnson is 'fully committed' to securing Brexit deal with EU before October deadline, says Priti Patel

The home secretary says she told the prime minister she wanted a deal with EU when she agreed to join his cabinet
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson fully committed to getting a Brexit deal: interior minister Patel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fully committed to reaching a Brexit deal with the European Union, interior minister Priti Patel told the BBC on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

‘Johnson is a liar who only backed Leave to help his career’ – David Cameron

‘johnson is a liar who only backed leave to help his career’ – david cameron
Boris Johnson is a liar who only backed the Leave campaign to help his career and Michael Gove was a “foam-flecked Faragist” whose “one quality” was disloyalty, David Cameron writes in his..
WorldNews - Published

Priti Patel defends Boris Johnson after police anger over speech where officer fainted: 'These things happen'

Priti Patel has denied her government is politicising the police after the prime minister gave a speech surrounded by uniformed officers, including a woman who fainted.
Independent - Published

Brexit: New rules could give EU nationals three-year right to remain after possible no-deal

Change comes after government backed away from Priti Patel plan for immediate halt to freedom of movement
Independent - Published

Government 'abandons Priti Patel plan to end EU free movement'

Instead government expected to change rules around ID cards and EU nationals who have spent time in prison, reports say
Independent - Published

Channel crossing interceptions prompt UK-France talks

channel crossing interceptions prompt uk-france talks
Home secretary and French counterpart to meet after 37 people picked up this week The home secretary, Priti Patel, is to hold talks with her French counterpart after dozens of people were intercepted..
WorldNews - Published

Channel migrants: Priti Patel to raise issue with French

It comes after more than 60 migrants - including children - attempted to cross the Channel on Thursday.
BBC News - Published

Ending free movement for EU citizens on day one of Brexit is impossible, experts warn

Oxford University's respected Migration Observatory dismisses Priti Patel's plan - because employers will be unable to carry out checks
Independent - Published

Create protest-free 'safe zones' outside every abortion clinic, campaigners urge Priti Patel

Campaigners ask government to 'listen to voices of women' by introducing safe access zones
Independent - Published

Home Office Guest Homes For Asylum Seekers Unfit for Habitation Due To Cockroaches, Rats

home office guest homes for asylum seekers unfit for habitation due to cockroaches, rats
Lawyers for asylum seekers said many of the "guest houses" provided by the Home Office’s accommodation contractor were cramped, crowded, and rife with cockroaches, rats, and mice, according to The..
WorldNews - Published

Priti Patel denies previous support for death penalty as she says she wants criminals to ...

priti patel denies previous support for death penalty as she says she wants criminals to ...
Priti Patel has denied having ever supported the death penalty, despite previously calling for it to be reintroduced, as she used her first interview as home secretary to say she wanted criminals to..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Independent

Facebook encryption: Home secretary claims governments need 'back door' into messaging apps

Priti Patel calls for access to users' data on messaging apps
Independent - Published

Priti Patel: Tory home secretary blocks Police Federation on Twitter 'because officers warned about cuts'

New home secretary blocked local Essex chance in 2015 amid 'cuts have consequences' campaign
Independent - Published

Tory MP says British-born Priti Patel is in Boris Johnson's cabinet partly because 'she's a woman from the Indian subcontinent'

Former Tory leader slips up while defending hardline Brexiteer
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson tells new Cabinet 'no ifs, no buts', Brexit by Halloween

boris johnson tells new cabinet 'no ifs, no buts', brexit by halloween
Boris Johnson has commenced his first Cabinet meeting since becoming Prime Minister and launching a brutal cull of his predecessor's team to deliver his "no ifs, no buts" Brexit by the Halloween..
WorldNews - Published

Pakistan-origin Sajid Javid becomes first non-white UK treasury chief

pakistan-origin sajid javid becomes first non-white uk treasury chief
Britain has got its first non-white finance minister. Pakistan-origin former home secretary Sajid Javid has become Britain’s new Chancellor – a job that is considered most important after the prime..
WorldNews - Published

Priti Patel takes charge as first British-Indian home secretary in newly-appointed UK PM Boris Johnson's cabinet

Priti Patel took charge as Britain's first Indian-origin home secretary as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top team
Firstpost - Published

[UPDATE] Boris Johnson Fires Half Of May's Cabinet, Replaces Them With Brexit Hardliners

[update] boris johnson fires half of may's cabinet, replaces them with brexit hardliners
Boris Johnson has signaled his ruthless determination to deliver Brexit and stoked speculation about an early general election by firing more than half of Theresa May’s cabinet and packing his team..
WorldNews - Published

Priti Patel appointed UK interior minister: statement

Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, named Priti Patel as interior minister on Wednesday, marking a political comeback for the former international development minister.
Reuters - Published

Priti Patel: The controversial right-wing Conservative tipped to become home secretary

Right-wing Leave campaigner who was accused of running her own foreign policy in the Middle East when minister
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson expected to appoint Priti Patel as new home secretary; all you need to know about Indian-origin MP from Essex

Britain's incoming prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to will promote Indian-origin politician Priti Patel to the top of government
Firstpost - Published

Priti Patel: Boris Johnson considering shock return for controversial Brexiteer as home secretary

Exclusive: Thatcherite was sacked over secret meetings with Israeli politicians – but return would be 'clear' distancing from friendship with US president
Independent - Published

Priti Patel joins calls for radical shake-up of aid budget rules

priti patel joins calls for radical shake-up of aid budget rules
The former international development secretary Priti Patel has joined calls for a radical shake-up of the aid budget rules, in a further sign that overseas funding could be a key issue in any..
WorldNews - Published

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