Indian-origin lawmaker faces racist attack from jailed UK axe killerFebruary 7th, 2011 - 7:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb.7 (ANI): An Indian-origin Conservative MP in the UK, Priti Patel,has been racially attacked by a convicted axe killer who is leading a campaign to give prisoners the right to vote.
According to the Daily Mail, John Hirst, who served 25 years in jail for killing his 69-year-old landlady with an axe, unleashed a stream of vitriol against Patel, branding her a “Paki”, a “foreign import” and even insulting her looks.
“The ‘Paki’ Priti Patel is far from pretty - in fact she is ugly as hell” he wrote on his blog, Jailhouselawyer.
Hirst, 60, wrote: “Unlike the foreign import Patel, I am a Brit born and bred”.
Born in London, Patel, 38, is the child of Ugandan Indian immigrants and was born in London.
Patel is seen as a rising star in Britain’s Conservative Party.
She is regarded as one of the most high-profile of the so-called Cameron Cuties, known for combining intelligence with glamour.Hirst is also reported to have hurled abuse at former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella, David Cameron’s knife-crime adviser.
Kinsella’s brother Ben was stabbed to death in a North London street in 2008.
Last week, in a report for the Government, Kinsella said prisons and young offenders’ institutions should be ‘places of punishment’ but raised fears that some young inmates saw them as ‘holiday camps’.
In an article headlined ‘Brooke Kinsella is a stupid c***!’, Hirst taunted Kinsella over her brother’s death.
He wrote: ‘What makes her an expert on punishment? She wouldn’t be biased would she by any chance? Hurting at her brother’s death and wanting to lash out at every Tom, Dick and Harry criminal who ends up inside?
‘It was crazy giving her the job of writing a report. She is unbalanced. What she says should be ignored as the insane ramblings of a mad woman.’
Hirst’s obscene outbursts come ahead of this week’s crunch session in the Commons on the prisoners’ right-to-vote issue. (ANI)
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