Priti Patel’s Eyebrows
Did you know British Home Secretary Priti Patel has got her eyebrows done? Hardly seems newsworthy does it? Why is this headline news? Why am I even writing about it? Well, Patel’s eyebrows apparently cost more than yours, and she didn’t even pay for them, you did. Patel’s Home Office Procurement Card has…raised some eyebrows when it states as a Home Office expense £77,269.40 on eyebrows! That is £77k of taxpayer money on Patel’s brows…I fear the Home Secretary has been swindled, because her eyebrows do not look like they cost £77k. The list also stated that £30k was spent on a beauty supply company, £7,697.05 on restaurants and £2k on a dietary consultant(don’t forget, although she herself abstained, the Tory Government voted against feeding poor children during a pandemic), and £5k on Primark.
This is crazy, right? The Internet was set ablaze with memes and jokes about Patel’s extraordinarily expensive eyebrows, and in response, the Home Office’s Twitter Page had this to say:
Right, so the whole Home Office had a nice day out spending taxpayer money — I suppose the Home Secretary wanted to treat them all for ‘getting Brexit done’ and overhauling the way people applying for asylum in the UK are treated. The new overhaul (that Patel calls “fair but firm”) would see those who arrive in the UK by what the government call ‘illegal’ means to claim asylum, no longer having the same entitlements as those who arrive through proper channels. For the first time, people could have their claim for asylum assessed on how they arrived here, or could be detained offshore — away from mainland Britain — until their claim is approved. Human rights groups have claimed that these laws violate the UK’s Human Rights Act 1998, which states that the UK is obliged to prevent people from being returned to places of torture. But sure, go and use taxpayer money to get your eyebrows done — you deserve it.
I joke about the eyebrows, but this tweet (nor any of the other tweets in this thread from the Home Office) actually account for the expenditure on all other expenses except for Primark and PPE. The £5k…