Wednesday 12 August 2015.
Dear Mr Cameron,
A friend remarked on Twitter yesterday that she reckoned Priti Patel is going to get a lot of mentions in my letters. I have a feeling she’s right as Patel raises the bar on far right wing bigotry to hitherto unseen heights. I didn’t think anyone could ever outclass Esther McVey but I think Patel is going to make McVey look like Mary Poppins by comparison.
I love a story like this. As Wikipedia tells it, Patel’s parents fled Uganda just prior to Idi Amin’s expulsion of Ugandan Asians and by a sublime twist of fate opened a series of newsagents in my neck of the woods in greater London. In the mid seventies I lived on the outskirts of Uxbridge in Chiltern View Road which was just far enough from the town centre…
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