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Priti Patel

Home secretary Priti Patel - Credit: PA

Priti Patel

Cross-party of MPs slam Priti Patel’s ‘shameful’ detention of EU nationals

https://www.bestforbritain.org/citizendetentionA cross-party group of MPs have slammed Priti Patel’s detention of EU nationals at British airports following Brexit as “yet another shameful action by the Home Office in a long string of mistreatment of migrants and asylum seekers”. Last week reports surfaced of European citizens being handcuffed at airports, made to sleep in parked vans or prevented from […]
Home Secretary Priti Patel - Credit: PA

Priti Patel

Former Home Office boss settles tribunal claim against Priti Patel with ‘substantial’ payout

The government is understood to have agreed a “substantial” payout to settle a top civil servant’s employment tribunal claim after he quit amid allegations of Priti Patel’s bullying.Home Office chief Sir Philip Rutnam is reported to have accepted a six-figure sum after launching legal action against the home secretary. The department’s former permanent secretary dramatically […]
Home Secretary Priti Patel arrives for a cabinet meeting in Downing Street. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Priti Patel

Migrant charity launches legal challenge to halt Priti Patel’s EU Settlement Scheme

A charity that advocates for migrant rights’ has launched legal action against Priti Patel arguing the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) causes unlawful discrimination. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is calling on the home secretary to scrap or at least extend the scheme beyond June 2021.   They warn failure to do so could result in tens of thousands EU nationals losing […]
Home Office secretary Priti Patel has been accused of bullying her staff - Credit: PA

Priti Patel

Brexiteer sparks row after suggesting outrage over Priti Patel bullying allegations should be ‘taken with pinch of salt’

A conservative commentator has sparked a row after suggesting reactions to allegations of bullying against Priti Patel should be taken with a “pinch of salt”. Vote Leave activist Darren Grimes provoked a tense exchange of opinions online after he claimed the “Left” were unfairly targeting Patel.  Allies of the home secretary have denied the allegations which were leaked in […]
Home Secretary Priti Patel arrives for a cabinet meeting in Downing Street. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Priti Patel

Australian lawyer criticises Priti Patel for copying her country’s ‘cruel’ immigration policy

An Australian lawyer has slammed Priti Patel for appearing to copy her country’s asylum seeker policy, adding that any “decent” country would not process refugees offshore. Madeline Gleeson, a human rights lawyer, said the move to copy Australia’s immigration policy was “deeply concerning” and warned Westminster MPs against following suit. Gleeson’s comment comes after leaked documents showed the […]
Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Home Secretary Priti Patel. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglewsorth/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Priti Patel

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel urged to end ‘attacks’ on lawyers in letter by 800 legal professionals

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel have been urged to end their “hostility” towards lawyers who defend asylum seekers in a letter signed by more than 800 legal professionals. The letter, published in the Guardian by former and current lawyers, barristers, and UK justices of the Supreme Court, have called on the government to apologise for attacking the legal profession. The […]