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US News Priti Patel: ‘Out of touch’ Home Secretary criticised for claiming ‘Government not responsible for poverty’ in BBC interview

14:05  21 november  2019
14:05  21 november  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Labour said the comments from Priti Patel , the home secretary , were another example of the "cruelty" of the Tory government , in a fresh blow to Boris Boris Johnson news - live: Tories under fire after minister says government ' not to blame' for poverty , as party complains over Channel 4 interview .

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The Home Secretary has been criticised for claiming the Goverment is not to blame for poverty in the UK and "all parts of society and structures" are responsible.

Speaking to BBC North West in Barrow-in-Furness on Wednesday, Priti Patel said poverty is "appalling" but claimed local authorities, education and public services had a role to play in the issue alongside Westminster.

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The new home secretary , Priti Patel , has been criticised after she said she wants criminals “to literally Patel indicated a sharp rightward turn in the government ’s approach to crime, which “ Priti Patel ’s notion that making people terrified of the police will cut crime shows just how out of touch she

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Ms Patel was speaking in the Cumbria constituency, which is being targeted by the Tory party after Labour held it with just 209 votes in 2017.

Labour figures branded Ms Patel as "out of touch" for her assertion that a Government that has been defined by austerity for nearly a decade is not to blame for poverty.

'That's not good enough is it?'

Priti Patel smiling for the camera © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Priti Patel claimed poverty is not the Government's fault. (Photo: BBC)

A reporter asked her during the interview: "Four out of 10 children in parts of Barrow are born into poverty, that's not good enough is it?"

Ms Patel replied: “Well it’s appalling, But of course everybody - and it’s not just people in Westminster - it’s not just at a national level it’s at a local level.”

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When the reporter pointed out that her Government had been in power for nearly 10 years, the Home Secretary replied:  “Well it’s not the Government though is it?

“Everybody just says 'It’s the Government' as if it’s this sort of, like, bland blob that, you know, you can just go and blame.”

Ms Patel was then asked, "So the Government is not responsible for poverty?" to which she replied: “Well, it’s not.

“Because it’s all parts of society and the structures.

“Local authorities have a role to play, education and public services, which are locally-led and locally run."

'Tory Government’s cruelty'

Priti Patel's claims in this video are yet another example of the Tory Government’s cruelty.


Labour figures quickly condemned the comments. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell tweeted: "Priti Patel's claims in this video are yet another example of the Tory Government’s cruelty.

"Local Government has suffered enormously from vicious Tory cuts. Of course we can blame the Tory Government for poverty."

Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer also said: "Priti Patel is completely out of touch. I blame austerity for the rise in poverty and I blame this Tory government for austerity."

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Poverty in the UK

A UN special rapporteur Philip Alston published a report a year ago that warned that 14 million people in Britain live in poverty and 1.5 million people are "destitute".

“It is patently unjust and contrary to British values that so many people are living in poverty,” he said at the time.

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Mr Alston pointed the finger at Government austerity policies such as major reforms to welfare such as Universal Credit as exacerbating the issue.

The Government strongly denied his claims at the time, saying: "“We are absolutely committed to helping people improve their lives while providing the right support for those who need it.”

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