Labour has suspended a top union official after he tweeted that 'Priti Patel should be deported'. Howard Beckett (pictured above) is a member of the Unite union and is hoping to succeed Len McCluskey as general secretary later this year. He also sits on Labour's National Executive Committee as a Unite representative.
Following yesterday's stand-off in Glasgow over the arrest of two migrants, Beckett tweeted the following:
Following a swift backlash, Beckett deleted the tweet and issued a string of tweets that became gradually more apologetic and culminated in a direct apology to the Home Secretary.
Much like the leftist mob that prevented the removal of the two migrants on Thursday, Beckett's use of emotive language is based on lies. The men in question are neither refugees or have fled war zones - they are both Indian nationals. This was confirmed in a Home Office statement:
"The UK government is tackling illegal immigration and the harm it causes, often to the most vulnerable people by removing those with no right to be in the UK. The operation in Glasgow was conducted in relation to suspected immigration offences and the two Indian nationals complied with officers at all times. The UK government continues to tackle illegal migration in all its forms and our New Plan for Immigration will speed up the removal of those who have entered the UK illegally".
The Glasgow flash mob was well organised and dozens of 'refugees welcome' placards could be seen. The far left nature of the crowd was in evidence with some protesters holding red flags, while a Palestinian flag was hoisted to a lamp post next to the Home Office van.
Empowering the mob with condemnation of the Home Office were the usual suspects. Nicola Sturgeon, her justice secretary Hamza Yousef and Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar were among those voicing their disapproval. Sarwar's reaction was retweeted by Keir Stamer.
It's Black Lives Matter all over again. Condoning mob rule does not end well.
No-one voted for left-wing mobs. No-one voted for Howard Beckett and his communist ilk. The silent overwhelming majority demand law and order. If these men are illegal immigrants then they must be removed, plain and simple. Perhaps next time though - in order to wrong-foot the leftist losers - the job should be done on a Sunday morning.