Today, the ice cream manufacturer, Ben and Jerry’s criticised Priti Patel over her stance on migrants and refugees. The Ice cream manufacture claimed on Twitter that “people cannot be illegal”.
Ben and Jerry’s said on twitter: “Hey @PritiPatel we think the real crisis is our lack of humanity for people fleeing war, climate change and torture. We pulled together a thread for you..”
“People wouldn’t make dangerous journeys if they had any other choice. The UK hasn’t resettled any refugees since March, but wars and violence continue. What we need is more safe and legal routes”
“People cannot be illegal. And, it is enshrined in the 1951 Refugee Convention that crossing a border ‘illegally’ should not impact your asylum claim”
“‘Stronger’ borders aren’t the answer and only puts more lives at risk.”
“We know experts at organisations like @RefugeeAction want to talk solutions with Ministers, so why not have these conversations?”
“Let’s remember we’re all human and have the same rights to life regardless of the country we happen to have been born in.”
“and once more for the back: PEOPLE CANNOT BE ILLEGAL.”
A Home Office source replied: “Priti is working day and night to bring an end to these small boat crossings, which are facilitated by international criminal gangs and are rightly of serious concern to the British people.
“If that means upsetting the social media team for a brand of overpriced junk food, then so be it.”
Foreign Office minister James Cleverly tweeted: “Can I have a large scoop of statistically inaccurate virtue signalling with my grossly overpriced ice cream, please?”
They do have "any other choice". They could claim asylum in any of the 6-7 safe countries they've already travelled through – and by not paying £4k for a berth, avoid funding illegal criminality, nor human trafficking gangs that also get rich on guns, drugs & prostitution— Martin Daubney (@MartinDaubney) August 11, 2020
One tweet read: “So that’s my family not buying your products any more. Here’s an idea for a new flavour before your profits plummet though:
Phar Left Phish Food.”
So that's my family not buying your products any more. Here's an idea for a new flavour before your profits plummet though:— Vieuxsage777 (@VieuxSage777) August 11, 2020
Phar Left Phish Food.
“And once more for Ben & Jerry. They’re in France. They passed through many safe countries to get there. They’ve escaped war. They’re safe. Stop encouraging them to make another dangerous and unnecessary journey.”
And once more for Ben & Jerry. They're in France. They passed through many safe countries to get there. They've escaped war. They're safe. Stop encouraging them to make another dangerous and unnecessary journey.— Paul the Other One🏴🇬🇧🤘🍷🏉🐱96.5% (@58paulb) August 11, 2020
“People can be illegal!!! If I turn up in Australia without a visa, I will be put on the 1st plane home!! Because it’s an illegal entry. Are the woke left really this thick?”
People can be illegal!!! If I turn up in Australia without a visa, I will be put on the 1st plane home!! Because it's an illegal entry. Are the woke left really this thick?— Dennis (@WireWorkshop) August 11, 2020