Charles Hymas, The Telegraph, November 27, 2020
Priti Patel on Friday night hit back at attempts by 82 black public figures to halt the deportation of up to 50 Jamaican criminals next week, saying she was “unapologetic” about removing people who posed a risk to the public.
The 50, whose offences included murder, rape drug dealing, child sex, grievous bodily harm, firearms possession, importing drugs, manslaughter and attempted murder, had an average sentence length of eight years and two months.
Ms Patel said: “These dangerous foreign criminals have no place in our society, and I will not compromise the safety and security of the British people by letting them stay in our country.
“The British public rightly expect foreign national offenders to be removed from our country. These people have violated our laws and values, and I am unapologetic in my determination to remove these convicted foreign rapists, murders, and child sex offenders from our country.”