Sunday 9 August 2020

A dozen channel migrants a day is a national crisis, insists Home Secretary of nation where 5,000 people a day use food banks

priti patel on channel migrants

Home Secretary Priti Patel has insisted that an average of about a dozen migrants reaching our shores by boat each day is a national crisis deserving of her personal time and energy, not like the 5,000 people who will be forced to use food banks today and are probably fine anyway.

Patel has come in for some unwarranted criticism just because she’s acted like a political opportunist, rather than doing something to help the people who live here in awful conditions often due to no fault of their own.

She explained, “As one of the wealthiest nations of earth, it’s important I am out here on the high seas preventing a handful of asylum seekers reaching our country by boat, instead of doing something about the 1.6 million emergency food packages that were distributed by food banks last year to the desperate people who live in poverty in this country.

“I only have so much time in the day, and so it’s important I focus on the areas in which I can make the most difference, and I can make a huge difference to my own popularity by talking about sending boats out looking for migrants, rather than doing something about rising food bank usage.

“If you’re out there struggling to put food in the mouths of your children, do you want me sat in my comfortable office trying to solve that problem for you, or would you rather I was being photographed for the front page of all the newspapers talking about the handful of migrants who make it across the channel?

“It’s me being on the front page, isn’t it. See, I know my voters.”

A Cabinet of Arseholes – get the T-shirt here!

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