Priti Patel

Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings
Home Secretary Priti Patel
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Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings

Insiders say Boris Johnson is asking ‘what the f*** is the Home Office doing’ about increase in arriving asylum seekers
11 Jun 2021
Sturgeon slams ‘dangerous’ Home Office after deportation stand-off
Protesters surround a UK Immigration Enforcement van in Glasgow
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Sturgeon slams ‘dangerous’ Home Office after deportation stand-off

Two men released from detention after eight-hour protest in Glasgow
14 May 2021
What counts as a hate crime in the UK?
Police officers outside Windsor Castle
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What counts as a hate crime in the UK?

Home secretary calls for a review into the reporting of ‘non-crime hate incidents’
6 May 2021
How is Priti Patel toughening up the UK’s asylum system?
Priti Patel
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How is Priti Patel toughening up the UK’s asylum system?

Migrants arriving through illegal routes to be denied right to settle under plans aimed at curbing people-smuggling
24 Mar 2021
Patel in talks with ‘non-EU countries’ over migrant deportation plan
Migrants attempt to cross the English Channel
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Patel in talks with ‘non-EU countries’ over migrant deportation plan

Denmark and Turkey among countries that may be paid to take in cross-Channel asylum seekers
18 Mar 2021
Patel ‘to help refugees fleeing war’ get into UK
Priti Patel presents the daily Covid press briefing
Behind the scenes

Patel ‘to help refugees fleeing war’ get into UK

Insiders say home secretary plans to offer safe passage as part of push to stem illegal Channel crossings
17 Mar 2021
Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’
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Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 25 November
25 Nov 2020

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Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 November

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20 Nov 2020
Bullying inquiry head quits as Johnson backs Patel
Priti Patel arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Foreign Office.
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Bullying inquiry head quits as Johnson backs Patel

Government standards adviser out after PM sticks by embattled home secretary
20 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Donald Trump ‘sealed his fate with women’
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Instant Opinion: Donald Trump ‘sealed his fate with women’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 29 October
29 Oct 2020
The ‘hijacked’ Isle of Wight tanker
Isle of Wight tanker
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The ‘hijacked’ Isle of Wight tanker

Seven ‘stowaways’ detained after nine-minute operations ends ten-hour stand-off
26 Oct 2020
Five things we learned from the Conservative conference
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to deliver his address to the virtual Conservative Party conference.
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Five things we learned from the Conservative conference

Boris Johnson plans for bright future as Rishi Sunak hints at looming austerity
6 Oct 2020
Priti Patel in leak showdown with Foreign Office
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Priti Patel in leak showdown with Foreign Office

Home secretary’s asylum seeker plans leaked to discredit her, allies claim
2 Oct 2020
Explained: Johnson’s offshore migrant detention plans
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street wearing a face mask.
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Explained: Johnson’s offshore migrant detention plans

Flurry of leaks reveal government is considering a series of ideas to reform asylum screening
1 Oct 2020
Explained: Patel’s plan to ship migrants to south Atlantic
Home Secretary Priti Patel arrives at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
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Explained: Patel’s plan to ship migrants to south Atlantic

Home Office officials asked to look into building migrant centres on Ascension and St Helena
30 Sep 2020
Debate: should XR be classed as ‘criminal gang’?
Extinction Rebellion
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Debate: should XR be classed as ‘criminal gang’?

Home secretary proposes reclassification that could see XR activists facing jail terms of up to five years
7 Sep 2020
Tory MPs demand overhaul of UK asylum system
Aslyum seeker
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Tory MPs demand overhaul of UK asylum system

Newly formed Common Sense Group of politicians urges Boris Johnson to ban refugees from ‘safe’ countries
24 Aug 2020
Trafficking victim suing Patel over ‘abuse of data’
Priti Patel
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Trafficking victim suing Patel over ‘abuse of data’

Lawyers argue Home Office breached human rights of ‘extremely vulnerable’ woman
31 Jul 2020
Huawei banned: the risks and benefits of Chinese 5G tech
Huawei conference
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Huawei banned: the risks and benefits of Chinese 5G tech

UK’s mobile providers banned from buying Huawei 5G equipment after 31 December
14 Jul 2020
Has British politics entered a post-scandal era?
Robert Jenrick
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Has British politics entered a post-scandal era?

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick clinging on to job amid planning row
26 Jun 2020
Reading terror attack: what we know so far
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Reading terror attack: what we know so far

Sources say Libyan suspect in stabbings that claimed three lives was known to MI5
22 Jun 2020
Home Office ‘has no idea’ how many people in UK illegally
Priti Patel
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Home Office ‘has no idea’ how many people in UK illegally

New NAO report says government has not updated estimated figures for undocumented migrants for 15 years
17 Jun 2020
Is Priti Patel guilty of gaslighting BLM protesters?
Priti Patel
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Is Priti Patel guilty of gaslighting BLM protesters?

Labour MPs accuse home secretary of exploiting her Asian heritage in racism debate
12 Jun 2020
UK offers Hong Kong residents ‘escape’ from Chinese rule
Hong Kong protests
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UK offers Hong Kong residents ‘escape’ from Chinese rule

New ‘pathway to citizenship’ available to citizens with British National Overseas status
29 May 2020
Terror suspects to face ‘indefinite controls’ under new laws
London Bridge
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Terror suspects to face ‘indefinite controls’ under new laws

Rights groups criticise government plan to put indefinite curbs on alleged offenders’ movements
20 May 2020
Tory immigration bill would ‘bar low-skilled workers’
Priti Patel
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Tory immigration bill would ‘bar low-skilled workers’

Labour brands the legislation a ‘threat to the national interest’
18 May 2020
Civil servant heads to tribunal against Priti Patel
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Civil servant heads to tribunal against Priti Patel

Philip Rutnam takes action under whistleblowing laws removing any cap on his payout
21 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: what powers do police have?
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Coronavirus: what powers do police have?

Woman fined £660 for refusing to tell police why she was out
2 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: quarter of NHS doctors sick or self-isolating
NHS coronavirus
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Coronavirus: quarter of NHS doctors sick or self-isolating

Staff numbers under growing pressure as virus also hits ambulance workers and nurses
1 Apr 2020
Windrush report: Home Office showed ‘institutional racism’
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest in support of the Windrush generation in Windrush Square, Brixton
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Windrush report: Home Office showed ‘institutional racism’

Long-awaited report prompts official apology from Home Secretary Priti Patel
20 Mar 2020
Boris Johnson: first 100 days examined
Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Conservatives
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Boris Johnson: first 100 days examined

PM’s short tenure has been fraught with unprecedented crises, from potential war with Iran to the Covid-19 pandemic
17 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: Black voters matter
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Instant Opinion: Black voters matter

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 4 March
4 Mar 2020
The role of home secretary: a poisoned chalice?
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The role of home secretary: a poisoned chalice?

Priti Patel is latest Home Office boss in the firing line
4 Mar 2020
New bullying allegations emerge against Priti Patel
Priti Patel
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New bullying allegations emerge against Priti Patel

Embattled home secretary accused of harassing staff in 2017
4 Mar 2020