Priti Patel has hit out at those who have been taking the knee to BLM. The Home Secretary said that she didn’t support people participating in “Gesture Politics”.
When asked if the Home Secretary would be taking the knee, Priti said: “I just don’t support people participating in that type of gesture politics.”
Priti Patel continued saying:
“It’s all well to support a cause and make your voices heard,”
“But actually, quite frankly, and we saw last year in particular with some of the protests that took place, I speak now very much from what I saw in the impact on policing. It was devastating.”
The Home Secretary then criticised the violent scenes last year when BLM decided to try topple statues and rid of history.
“Not only that, I just don’t subscribe to this view that we should be rewriting our history, pulling down statues, the famous Colston statue, and what’s happened there.”
“Toppling statues is not the answer.”
“It’s about learning from our past, learning from our history and actually working together to drive the right outcomes.”