Hard right Home Secretary and supporters have no idea how to react when faced with actual questions
Home Secretary Priti Patel was nonplussed when activists against her fascist policing bill – which will criminalise ‘inconvenient’ protests with prison sentences of up to ten years – gained access to a Conservative zoom call to put actual questions to her rather than the brown-nosing she would have expected.
And, as the call’s chat was swamped with ‘Kill the Bill’ and questions about the impact of the racist and totalitarian new legislation, the host apologised to the assembled Tories with ‘I’ve no idea how these leftists got in on the call’:
It certainly made for a more watchable event than a screenful of Tory horrors, but it shone a spotlight on the arrogance and perversity of a party that has rewarded Patel – who had to resign in disgrace as International Development Secretary after arranging off-book meetings with a foreign power to discuss giving them UK aid funds for military purposes and was at the centre of a huge bullying scandal that led to a £340,000 payout to a top civil servant – with promotion to one of the top jobs in government.
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