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Daily briefing being led by Priti Patel

(109 Posts)
tanith Sat 11-Apr-20 16:06:09

Today's update is being led by Priti today, maybe they saw our thread 🤣

tanith Sat 11-Apr-20 16:07:37

Don't know where the second today came from 🤔

AGAA4 Sat 11-Apr-20 16:12:02

I usually watch it. Interesting to hear what she has to say

SirChenjin Sat 11-Apr-20 16:22:50

Has she been told that she has to attend this, no arguments? grin

suziewoozie Sat 11-Apr-20 16:26:40

Will she keep the smirk at bay?

vegansrock Sat 11-Apr-20 16:27:05

She might thank all those “unskilled and inessential workers” who weren’t born in the U.K. that she wants to keep out and who aren’t welcome - those who are driving buses, cleaning hospitals, and caring for the elderly who are putting their lives on the line every day.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 11-Apr-20 16:28:23

I wish she would pronounce her “g’s” as the end of words. It drives me mad!!

Whitewavemark2 Sat 11-Apr-20 16:29:47

Undoubtedly sirchen it has been massive on social media.

Perhaps she’ll turn up at the committees now and answer questions.

POGS Sat 11-Apr-20 16:37:09

It has been interesting to see an update and talk about matters outside of the NHS such as police action/domestic violence etc.

Then again this is her remit so it falls to her to do it.

SirChenjin Sat 11-Apr-20 16:41:00

We can but hope WWMk2!

Agree vegan - I really hope she’s reflected on her previous stance, has come to accept it was the wrong approach and has the grace to thank everyone who doesn’t earn the required amount but who has put their life on the line. There’s no monetary value that can be assigned to that.

kittylester Sat 11-Apr-20 16:44:46

I am so pleased with the domestic abuse initiative!

Whitewavemark2 Sat 11-Apr-20 16:46:32

Somethink 😡😡😡😡😡😡

Whitewavemark2 Sat 11-Apr-20 16:49:13

Indeed pogs

Pittcity Sat 11-Apr-20 16:59:20

I think that she can't help the smirk.
She is an Essex MP and seems to have acquired some of the local lazy language...innit?

EllanVannin Sat 11-Apr-20 16:59:39

I've just given my sixpenn'orth on one of the most heinous of crimes, domestic abuse, on another thread.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 11-Apr-20 17:01:18

Oh how busy she had been!!

tanith Sat 11-Apr-20 17:05:02

7 days a week in the Home Office, well that’s alright then 🤔

Barmeyoldbat Sat 11-Apr-20 17:08:25

I wish someone would ask why they haven't stopped flights and passengers coming into the country.

Baggs Sat 11-Apr-20 17:09:34

Trying to think of words with g at the end that needs pronouncing....

She never says e for egg, does she?

There's all the words ending in -ing but one doesn't pronounce those gs.

<Baggs wanders off wondering>

Baggs Sat 11-Apr-20 17:10:29

Oooohhhh! I see! She says k instead. Gotcha!

Baggs Sat 11-Apr-20 17:15:28

Bob, some of the flights will be bringing in supplies, won't they?

growstuff Sat 11-Apr-20 17:22:58

Not pronouncing "ng" is historically an aristocratic affectation. Patel is an MP for part of North West Essex. I live here and I've never heard anybody talk quite like she does. It's rare to hear a proper Essex accent. Many people have come from London and I expect it's Patel's London background which is responsible. I find her accent jars because it sounds fake to me. Sometimes she pronounces vowel sounds in an overpronounced "public school" way; at other times I can hear the London accent.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 11-Apr-20 17:23:26

Another car crash of a press conference.

“I’m sorry you feel there isn’t sufficient PPE, but the government is working 24/7 “

Not half as sorry as the relatives as the clinicians who have died.

24/7 not being particularly effective is it.

After this mornings Today and Hancocks crash, they wheeled in Patel. But she was no better at answering questions.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 11-Apr-20 17:24:20


Workin’ mornin’ facin’ grrrrrr

Sussexborn Sat 11-Apr-20 17:26:23

Bringing back back packers and travellers who were refused entry to Australia or New Zealand or just caught out elsewhere by the lockdown. Some are complaining about not being picked up quickly enough and others here complaining that they are being flown home at all.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t!