Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Patel Showed Bad Judgment

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Patel Showed Bad Judgment

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MANY may feel the resignation of Priti Patel from the government is regrettable as she was an ethnic minority woman, the daughter of Ugandan Asians driven out by Idi Amin, and she is someone who went to a comprehensive and then Keele rather than Oxford. She could have been an admirable role model.

However her pre-parliamentary work in PR for tobacco companies, and her lack of transparency in holding unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials, show something of her character.

Reports of her wanting to send UK aid money to the Israeli Defence Force 'for humanitarian work in the occupied Golan Heights' beggars belief.

Whatever one's feelings about the rights and wrongs of the Palestinian cause and actions taken to attack it, Israel is a nuclear power, finding the funds to maintain world-leading forces with the latest high-tech kit. …

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