Patel vows to make UK safe for Jews

Home Secretary said she will 'not turn a blind eye' to antisemitism


The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has vowed to ensure that “Britain remains a country that Jewish people are proud to call home, today, tomorrow and for every generation to come.”

Speaking at the Community Security Trust’s Business Lunch 2021 event in London on Monday, she threw her weight behind efforts to protect the Jewish community.

She said: “I for one will not stand by and I will not turn a blind eye to the threats that the community faces.

“If the Jewish community does not feel secure, then our whole national fabric is diminished,” she added.

“We will, at every level, fight antisemitism and there will be no excuses. No exceptions. No justifications.”

Highlighting the vital role played by the Community Security Trust (CST) volunteers in protecting the Jewish community, the Home Secretary reminded the 270-strong audience that the recent appalling murder of MP Sir David Amess had taken place in a church.

“No disagreements on politics or policy can ever be allowed to justify racism, prejudice or extremism in any form in our society,” she said.

The CST lunch was the first event put on by the charity in two years, due to pandemic restrictions.

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