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Priti Patel: Undisclosed Meetings in Israel

Discussion in 'off topic' started by droodzilla, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Mentioned on the Tory sleaze thread but it deserves its own:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41853561

    So that's alright then.

    In considering the story it's worth keeping in mind that Patel is a former lobbyist for the tobacco industry, a supporter of the death penalty and an apologist for benefit cuts that have devastated the lives of thousands of poor and disabled people.

    She is completely amoral. The lowest of the low.
     
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  2. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    I am sure the Foreign Secretary, a wise elder statesman, will sort this out satisfactorily.
     
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Quite spectacularly dodgy, yet no huge surprise. Apparently both Labour and the Lib Dems suspect she is in breach of the Ministerial Code.
     
  4. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    And a vocal Brexiter, to boot.
    (for the avoidance of doubt, some Brexiters are lovely people. Priti Patel is not in that group, IMHO.)
     
  5. MJS

    MJS Trade: Witch Hat Audio

    I was in the same room with her once. Wasn't fun - she just came across as one of those people you can take an instant dislike to.
     
  6. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    Now I'm really regretting using that Pritti Vacant joke a few months ago.
     
  7. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    And she claims £25,000 pa taxpayers money for the husband to 'run her office'. He has a couple of other jobs...
     
  8. richgilb

    richgilb pfm Member

    She laid him off a few months ago. Only after it was covered in the media, though
     
  9. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Probably got a new scam going though.
     
  10. Arkless Repairs

    Arkless Repairs Trade: Arkless Repairs

    Yep... like all tories...

    It disgusts me that we even have diplomatic relations with the occupiers of Palestine. That there are, in the main parties, "friends of (the foreign occupied land of Palestine)" makes me want to vomit... It's a far right, apartheid, dry docked USA aircraft carrier manned by religious extremists basically...
     
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  11. richgilb

    richgilb pfm Member

    It gets worse. Polack is now saying that by chance he was on holiday at the same time. In Israel, that most popular holiday destination. I did not know it had turned into a Costa del Sol for the conservative party. Who'd have thought it....
     
  12. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    Lovely country, lovely people, and the only country in the area where you would feel comfortable and free to do and say what you like.
     
  13. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Like tell stories about "my mates in Hamas" in a bar?
     
  14. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    fify
     
  15. Arkless Repairs

    Arkless Repairs Trade: Arkless Repairs

    .... so long as you're not actually from there.. ie Palestinian.
    I'm sure Sun City was a lovely place for white South Africans to.
     
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  16. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron You're home early...

    Patel is notoriously thick as a plank but she makes up for it in feral cunning. She'll have smelt money.
     
  17. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    So for how many generations does your family have to have been "there"? Is an Israeli Jew whose great grandparents came from Russia in 1890 less "from there" than an Israeli Arab whose grandparents came from Egypt or Lebanon in 1920? Jewish investment "there" began in the late 19th century, attracting lots of Arabs from the surrounding area, many of whom had descendants who are today Israeli citizens. How many Jews are today citizens of Arab countries?

    I grant you that the Zionist dream, and its development, to a great extent ignored the presence, and reaction, of the Arab population. But Israel is today a thriving, technologically advanced, liberal Western democracy, while the surrounding Arab countries are in a horrible mess.

    From what you write it seems you think that only Israel is responsible for anything horrible in that part of the world. But I think this is by no means the case. Also, remember that there was a very substantial population, a minority but substantial, of Jews living in all the Arab countries, from Syria (of which Palestine was a province) right down to what is today Saudi Arabia, in Iraq and Persia, and all over North Africa. You can't just reduce hundreds of years of complex history to a "dry-docked aircraft carrier manned by religious extremists." Most Israelis are not at all religious. The dangerous religious extremists are elsewhere.
     
  18. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    I did think about starting a thread for this news story earlier but I just knew it would just turn into the usual cyclic Israel arguments followed by accusations of anti semitism being thrown around.
     
  19. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    Exactly - you started it!

    obvious epic lack of joined up thinking is obvious
     
  20. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member

    The salient point about it all is that, had Priti done the same with a country such as Russia, she'd have been sacked and facing a criminal investigation.
     

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