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Priti Patel hits back at Labour MP's who dismiss her experiences of racism

Priti Patel has hit back at Labour MPs who accuse her of "gaslighting" the BLM protesters when she talked about her own experiences of racism.


Dozens of MPs have put their names towards a latter expressing "dismay at the way you used your heritage and experiences of racism to gaslight the very real racism faced by Black people and communities across the UK."


They have also said that "Being a person of colour does not automatically make you an authority on all forms of racism."


However, Priti Patel rebutted their letter on Twitter by saying "I will not be silenced by @UKLabour MPs who continue to dismiss the contributions of those who don't conform to their view of how ethnic minorities should behave."


This action has united the Conservative Party behind Priti Patel with the likes of Matt Hancock saying during the daily downing street briefing "We think that people are equal" taking a particular criticism to people who "think there is such a thing as the wrong type of BAME."


The Labour Party has said that this letter was organised by MPs instead of the party itself and the Labour party leader declined to comment as to whether he agreed with the letter or not.




This letter was written after Priti Patel responded to the Violent BLM protests in the House of Commons. Priti Patel insisted that "'When it comes to racism, sexism, tolerance for social justice, I will not take lectures from the other side of the House."




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