Evening Standard – “I will not let police be subjected to trial by social media” says Priti Patel

10 June 2021 — Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch Team

Home Secretary Priti Patel has supported plans for police to publish more bodycam footage of events to tackle “misleading” social media videos.

She told the annual Police Federation of England and Wales conference “I will not let the police be subjected to trial by social media.”

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UK Crony Capitalism: This is shocking

28 May 2021 — Good Law Project

Government gets a bona fide PPE offer from a would be supplier. The company has sourced the PPE, submitted a bid and passed through the technical checks. They’re close to signing on the dotted line. But at the eleventh hour they get dropped. Instead, Government buys the same thing from someone else. Someone who came in later but with close connections to Cabinet Ministers – and at an eye watering price.

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New Plan for Immigration is same old Hostile Environment

23 April 2021 — Migrants Organise

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At the end of March, the Home Office launched its consultation about the New Plan for Immigration.  The consultation questionnaire has 45 questions – some are multiple-choice and some are open questions. But all of them are framed in such a way that it is almost impossible to answer any of them in a meaningful way. Priti Patel’s “New Plan for Immigration” is not so new and it is not a plan either. Continue reading…

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UK: Lawyers threatened with bankruptcy for taking on Home Office

2nd April 2021 — True Publica

Lawyers threatened with bankruptcy for taking on Home Office

By TruePublica: The senior partner at an independent law firm located near London, established for 30 years, has just published the following information on his blog, which is very concerning (source). In essence, lawyers are now being threatened by the Home office with huge personal losses, which could easily lead to personal bankruptcies for simply making an application to defend their client’s life, which may be at stake if they are deported back to their own country.

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Tory Conference: Priti Patel demonstrates Tory ‘law and order’ priorities

2 October 2019 — True Publica

Conference: Priti Patel demonstrates Tory 'law and order' priorities
Home Secretary Priti Patel has claimed that the Conservatives are “the party of law and order once again”, as she unveiled a number of measures designed to present the Tories as tough on crime. The home secretary continued: “As we renew our place as the party of law and order in Britain, let the message go out from this hall today: To the British people – we hear you.”

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Official Secrets: Priti Patel’s Early War on Whistleblowers By Nina Cross

Sunday, 11 August 2019 — 21st Century Wire

As British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch tended his wounds of humiliation last month, following the leak of a cache of diplomatic cables and documents, including emails describing President Trump as ‘inept’ and ‘uniquely dysfunctional,’  an outraged UK government descended into panic over how to handle such an apparently sensitive and damaging betrayal of confidential information.  A police investigation was launched to find the leaker.

Is this dubious leak now being used to mount an attack on whistleblowers – with the help of Boris Johnson’s new Home Secretary, Priti Patel?
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