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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.


Brexit: Industry bodies representing hundreds of thousands of businesses call on Priti Patel to lower minimum wage for migrant workers

New system must not undermine economy by denying firms access to staff they need, letter warns
Independent - Published

'Indefensible': Priti Patel condemned for backing police over decision to put Extinction Rebellion on terror list

Home secretary's comments are 'a disgrace', Labour leadership contender says
Independent - Published

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Home Secretary reacts to 'appalling' stabbing incident [Video]Home Secretary reacts to 'appalling' stabbing incident

Home Secretary Priti Patel reacts to the 'appalling' incident in Ilford on Sunday night in which three men were stabbed to death. Ms Patel said she is working closely with the Metropolitan Police to..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:35Published

Dunn family 'incredibly reassured' by Home Secretary meeting [Video]Dunn family 'incredibly reassured' by Home Secretary meeting

The family of Harry Dunn were “incredibly reassured” to meet with Home Secretary Priti Patel, as her office considers extraditing the US suspect charged with causing the teenager’s death by..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:31Published

British PM calls for tougher sentences for terrorism offences [Video]British PM calls for tougher sentences for terrorism offences

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that people convicted of terrorism offences should not be allowed out of prison early after it was revealed the London Bridge attacker was released..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Boris Johnson visits scene of London Bridge terror attack [Video]Boris Johnson visits scene of London Bridge terror attack

Boris Johnson has said that the government is “committed” to increase sentences for “serious and violent offenders” following Friday’s terror attack on London Bridge which left two people..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:48Published


Harry Dunn case: Home Secretary Priti Patel makes extradition request

The Home Office requests Anne Sacoolas's extradition "on charges of causing death by dangerous driving".
BBC News - Published

Harry Dunn crash: UK formally requests extradition of US diplomat's wife over crash which killed British teenager

Home secretary Priti Patel has filed a formal request with the US government for the extradition of the American diplomat's wife involved in a car crash which killed a British teenager.
Independent - Published

Tory home secretary Priti Patel says 'you can't blame the Government for poverty'

'Well it's not the government though, is it?' she says
Independent - Published

UK lowers national terrorism threat level to 'substantial'

Britain lowered its national terrorism threat level to "substantial" from "severe" on Monday, the country's interior minister Priti Patel said.
Reuters - Published

Priti Patel adviser removed from Westminster bar by police after calling drinkers 'c****'

At least six officers on scene to remove chief of staff to home secretary
Independent - Published

Surge in recorded hate crime 'a good thing' because it means police are doing their job, home secretary says

Priti Patel praises forces for improved recording - but fails to acknowledge fears that offences are genuinely on the rise
Independent - Published

UK says 'shocked and saddened' after 39 bodies found in a container

Britain's interior minister Priti Patel said she was "shocked and saddened" by the news on Wednesday that the bodies of 39 people had been found in a shipping container on an industrial estate east of..
Reuters - Published

'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

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

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

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 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

Priti Patel denies previous support for death penalty as she says she wants criminals to 'literally feel terror'

New home secretary insists she was never 'active' supporter of capital punishment, despite having previously backed it being reintroduced
Independent - Published

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

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

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

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