Priti Patel just backed Boris Johnson and the best riposte came from … Priti Patel
Poke Staff. Updated January 13th, 2022
Home Secretary Priti Patel has thrown her support behind embattled prime minister Boris Johnson, saying he’d given his ‘heartfelt apologies’ and ‘taken responsibility’ for attending the Downing Street booze-up.
Here’s what she had to say on a Conservative WhatsApp group AKA a press release.
Home Sec Priti Patel returning the PM’s loyalty to her during the bullying row by going out to bat for him in a rare appearance on the Tory MPs’ WhatsApp group… pic.twitter.com/b3ki5l71sb
— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) January 12, 2022
And it prompted no end of responses as you might imagine, but the best riposte surely came from Patel herself, who had this to say at the height of lockdown.
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) January 12, 2022
Couldn’t put it better ourselves, Home Secretary.
The clip went viral today and here are just a few of the things people saying about it.
Sept 2020 Priti Patel said she’d call police to report neighbours holding parties.
Today she’s defending Boris Johnson after he admitted doing just that.
As Home Sec she’s responsible for upholding the rule of law for all. Not one rule for your mates & another for everyone else pic.twitter.com/ZrGtCl6jS1
— Yvette Cooper (@YvetteCooperMP) January 12, 2022
Illegal gatherings are an insult to those hospitalised with covid and should be reported to the police update pic.twitter.com/LJBtUXsvRA
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 13, 2022
“If there was a big party taking place it would be right to call the police”
“The PM has apologised. Let’s move on”pic.twitter.com/84EWyacKbY
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) January 13, 2022
— David Hume #FBPE #FBPPR 3.5% (@ledbydonkeys) January 12, 2022