Priti Patel

Security moves to top of the election agenda

2 December 2019 8:58

With ten days to go until polling day, the election campaign has turned to national security. Following the London Bridge…

Priti Patel hasn’t learned the lesson of ‘no such thing as society’

21 November 2019 18:27

Can Priti Patel really stand in Barrow-in-Furness, which has some of the most deprived wards in the country, and say…

Why the Tories are talking tough on crime

3 October 2019 9:42

Although Brexit remains the top of the news agenda, the Conservatives believe they will need to talk about more than…

Priti Patel turns her back on Theresa May’s legacy at the Home Office

1 October 2019 19:58

This afternoon’s law and order theme to Tory conference did take a bit of a knock when police were called…

What’s waiting in Priti Patel’s new Home Office in-tray?

24 July 2019 18:44

Priti Patel is the new Home Secretary. This is likely to attract a fair bit of opprobrium from Boris Johnson’s…

Priti Patel: I would have told the EU to sod off

27 November 2017 21:20

After Priti Patel had to resign as International Development Secretary over unofficial meetings with Israelis ministers, the MP promised to continue to…

The Spectator Podcast: Desert storm

9 November 2017 16:42

On this week’s episode, we turn our attention to the Middle East and the unlikely alliance of Saudi Arabia and…

Focus in Priti Patel row switches to what Downing Street really knew

8 November 2017 11:20

Priti Patel is on her way back to Britain to face the music following her strange holiday-cum-lobbying operation in Israel.…

Welcome to Messminster, where ministers can get away with whatever they fancy

7 November 2017 17:29

What do you need to do to get sacked in this place? Quite a lot, according to the response from…

Priti Patel proves she’s a canny operator

3 October 2017 17:24

Boris Johnson was the star of the conference today after he gave a morale-boosting speech to a packed out hall.…

Why Priti Patel is wrong about overseas aid and immigration

9 July 2017 11:26

The Empire for International Development has a tough job justifying its deeply unpopular budget. In recent years, it has made out that…

Sunday political interviews round-up: Salmond claims May ‘will crumble’ over IndyRef2

9 April 2017 16:26

Alex Salmond – Theresa May ‘will crumble’ over Scottish referendum Despite Parliament having retired this week, the political debate rages…

Priti Patel is wrong: mass migration is a sign of rising prosperity, not poverty

26 December 2016 10:25

Perhaps the worst excuse for Britain’s massive international aid budget is that the cash will stem immigration pressures because richer countries…

What the papers say: ‘Power-mad’ unions, strike ‘dinosaurs’ and ‘misguided’ aid spending

19 December 2016 8:36

Thousands of workers are walking out this week in a series of strikes affecting post offices, railways and airports –…

Listen: Priti Patel’s robotic turn on Today – ‘let me be clear!’

14 June 2016 11:28

Oh dear. Although Leave are currently speeding ahead of Remain in the polls, now is not the time for the Out…

Pro-Leave Tories are storing up trouble for their party with spending pledges

14 June 2016 11:05

The Leave campaign is doing well at the moment: taking a lead in the polls and spooking the government no…

GMB union boss’s sexist Brexit attack

6 June 2016 12:38

Oh dear. With Remain lagging behind Leave in today’s EU referendum polls, the In camp need to turn things around…

Post-referendum, will David Cameron accept that all’s fair in love and war?

23 May 2016 10:28

This weekend’s public spat between David Cameron and Penny Mordaunt about whether Britain can stop the accession of new countries…

Priti Patel brings primary schools into the EU debate

18 April 2016 13:32

Another interesting change of tack in the EU referendum campaign comes from the Leave camp today, with Priti Patel warning…

Stella Creasy hits back over Priti Patel’s suffragette comments: ‘Brexit is the spirit of surrendered wives’

9 March 2016 12:44

On International Women’s Day, Priti Patel managed to divide members of the fairer sex after she claimed that the suffragettes…