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UK Home Secretary Priti Patel calls Piers Corbyn’s anti-vaxxer video ‘sickening’

Patel urged the police to “take the strongest possible action” against Corbyn

piers Piers Corbyn | Reuters

UK home secretary Priti Patel criticised anti-vaxxer and bother of Labour Party politician Jeremy Corbyn Piers Corbyn’s comments, after Piers Corbyn, in a fired-up speech told other anti-vaxxers to ‘hammer to death those scum’ referring to MPs. Piers’ video emerged just as hundreds of anti-vaccine demonstrators congregated around Whitehall, Downing Street and Westminster.

Last week, MPs at Westminster voted to go ahead with Plan B restrictions to keep in check the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. In the video, Piers Corbyn can be heard saying, “We have got to get a list of them – there's lists of them on websites – and if your MP is one of them, go to their offices, and, well, I'd recommend burning them down, I would say, but I dare not say that on air. I hope I'm not on air.”

Patel urged the police to “take the strongest possible action” against Corbyn. Corbyn’s video was shared by several anti-vaxxers on Twitter. The video also sparked fury on the micro-blogging platform. Patel called the video ‘sickening.’

The Boris Johnson government’s Plan B protocol includes the mandatory wearing of masks in indoor public places and needing a COVID-19 pass proving double vaccination or a negative lateral flow test to enter nightclubs or other large venues. 

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