British Interior Minister Priti Patel chastised opposition Labor MPs on Sunday for being “racist” in their treatment of him.
The dispute emerged after a group of Labor minority MPs, including Indian MPs Virendra Sharma, Tan Dhesi, Preet Kaur Gill, Valerie Vaz, Seema Malhotra and Nadia Whittome, wrote to the Minister of Cabinet Indian origin earlier this month, accusing him of trying to suppress the fight against racism by recounting his own past experiences of racism in Parliament.
Demonstrations against “Black Lives Matter” took place around the world after the death of the American citizen George Floyd on May 25 in police custody.
“Mainly because they take the position and the position that I simply do not agree with, their preconceived idea or their stereotypical vision of what an ethnic minority woman should represent and represent,” said Ms. Patel, asked about “Sky News“. about the row.
When asked if she feels targeted by left Labor because she is part of the Conservative Party as a woman belonging to an ethnic minority, she replied: “Obviously, in the case of these members Labor, they just do it. It is in itself racist. very disappointing, I will not give more dignity to this letter. “
The letter, dated June 11 and signed by 30 Labor MPs, accused Ms. Patel of “highlighting the real racism” faced by communities in the United Kingdom.
Gas lighting refers to a form of psychological manipulation where seeds of doubt are planted against a particular idea.
Patel responded by making the letter public on Twitter, with the message: “I will not be silenced by MPs @UKLabour who continue to reject contributions from those who do not conform to their views on behavior of ethnic minorities. “
Addressing the House of Commons earlier this week in response to violent clashes between Black Lives Matter anti-racism protesters and police, Ms. Patel condemned the violence perpetrated by a minority of protesters who she claims would be brought to justice.
Questioned by an Opposition Labor MP to find out if the Minister fully understood the “anger and frustration” felt by anti-racist protesters protesting the brutal murder of African-American George Floyd in police custody In the United States, Ms. Patel responded by referring to her growing experiences as an ethnic minority in the United Kingdom.
The minister, born to parents of Gujarati descent who fled Uganda to Britain when dictator Idi Amin expelled Asians from the African country in the early 1970s, said: “On this basis, it should be a very different interior minister who, as a child, was often called a Paki in the playground; a very different interior secretary who was the victim of racism in the streets or even advised to drop his last name and use that of her husband to advance his career … so when it comes to racism, sexism, tolerance or social justice, I will not take lessons on the other side of the House. “
In their letter of complaint, Labor MPs asked Ms. Patel to “ponder” her words and the impact it had had on black communities in the United Kingdom.
“The structures of racism, hatred and equality have many layers and, therefore, while it is true, there are experiences of racism that we all face, there are also experiences of racism which we do not all face, “reads the letter.
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