@Conservatives Member of Parliament for Witham. Home Secretary 🇬🇧

Joined July 2009
This morning I held discussions with @ankiebroekers, my counterpart from the Netherlands, about my proposals to deal with the global migration crisis. We agreed more coordinated action was needed. I will continue to press this point with my European counterparts this week.
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I will be holding urgent talks with my European counterparts this week to prevent further tragedies in the Channel. More international cooperation and passing our Borders Bill quickly into law will stop the people smugglers and save lives. thesun.co.uk/news/16871662/p…
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Chag Sameach to Jewish communities here and around the world as they celebrate the first night of Hannukah this evening. I wish you and your families peace and light. 🕎
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My statement on yesterday’s tragedy in the Channel. I have reached out again to France to offer cooperation on joint patrols, to put a stop to these lethal journeys. Our Nationality & Borders Bill will address many of the pull factors for people crossing the Channel.
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My thoughts are with the families of all of those who have tragically lost their lives in French waters today. It serves as the starkest possible reminder of the dangers of these Channel crossings organised by ruthless criminal gangs.
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It is why this Government’s New Plan for Immigration will overhaul our broken asylum system and address many of the long-standing pull factors encouraging migrants to make the perilous journey from France to the United Kingdom.
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We will continue to intensify all cooperation with France and other European partners to prevent migrants embarking on these deadly journeys.
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Priti Patel retweeted
I want to pay tribute to Lissie Harper for her extraordinary campaign on this issue following the appalling killing of her husband PC Andrew Harper.
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Andrew Harper was killed doing the job he loved. Today we are honouring him by introducing Harper's Law. This new law will introduce mandatory life sentences for those who are convicted of killing on-duty emergency workers while committing a crime. the-sun.com/news/4132233/har…
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Great to speak with Robert Contee, Chief of Police at the @DCPoliceDept, this week about the shared challenges we face in keeping our citizens safe. My most important responsibility as Home Secretary is the protection of the British people. 🇬🇧🇺🇸
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It was an honour to give a keynote speech on security at @Heritage in Washington DC earlier today. Groups like Hamas threaten our freedoms with their anti-Semitism. As Home Secretary I will not tolerate this evil. 🇬🇧🇺🇸
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Today I have taken action to proscribe Hamas in its entirety. This government is committed to tackling extremism and terrorism wherever it occurs.
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Today I arrived in Washington DC to hold talks with @SecMayorkas. We agreed to strengthen our cooperation on combatting terrorism and the global migration crisis. International collaboration on these global issues is vital for the safety and security of the British people.
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Today, nine Insulate Britain activists have been jailed for their part in the protests on the M25. We will not stand by while these reckless and selfish criminals disrupt the freedoms and livelihoods of hard-working people. theguardian.com/environment/…
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A great honour to speak at the @CST_UK event this week. Together we will ensure Britain remains a country that Jewish People are proud to call home, today, tomorrow and for every generation to come.
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I want to thank our brave emergency services and world-class security agencies who have responded with outstanding professionalism to the terrorist incident in Liverpool. This was my statement following yesterday's COBRA meeting chaired by the Prime Minister.
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Last night I spoke to my French counterpart @GDarmanin to discuss the problem of small boats crossing the Channel. We discussed a range of additional steps to tackle the problem and reiterated the importance of working together to make this deadly route unviable. 🇬🇧🇫🇷
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My thoughts are with all those affected by the awful incident in Liverpool today. I want to thank the emergency services for their quick response and professionalism, and the police for their ongoing work on the investigation.
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