Union boss accused of racism over Priti Patel comment


A union boss has been accused of sexism and racism after appearing to make a derogatory remark about a Conservative minister Priti Patel. GMB general secretary Tim Roache sparked anger with a comment the Brexit campaigner during a speech in which he made the case for Britain to remain in the EU. He said: “Priti Patel, surely a contradiction in her name.” A spokesman for Britain Stronger in Europe said: “This kind of personal attack has no place in this campaign.” The comment was immediately condemned by allies of Patel, with Tory MP James Cleverly questioning whether Roache was “sexist,…

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