Howard Beckett: Labour suspends union official after Patel tweet
Howard Beckett had apologised for posting that Home Secretary Priti Patel 'should be deported'.
in Glasgow on Thursday over "suspected immigration offences".He wrote: "Priti Patel should be deported, not refugees. She can go along with anyone else who supports institutional racism. She is disgusting."In a later apology posted on Twitter, he said: "My earlier tweet, deleted after half an hour, was never intended to be literal."
"My intention was to emphasise that racist policies should be rejected and have no place in society," he added."The wording was wrong, offensive and I apologise unreservedly to Priti Patel. No-one should be deported."Labour spokesperson had earlier said it was taking the matter "extremely seriously" and pledged "appropriate action will be taken".
Conservative MP Steve Baker said it was "an extraordinary, absolutely intolerable remark" which must have a "robust response" from Labour.The BBC has contacted Unite for a comment. Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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I have no desire to be associated with thugs. People ranting vile comments towards politicians of any party don’t seem to have any decency and call themselves Labour supporters. I’m more distanced from the Labour Party than ever, the Labour supporters have become vitriolic. Everyone agrees that Patel is a bastard, a horrible human being
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