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Former Tory cabinet minister Priti Patel called for the use of threats of food shortages against the Irish. Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Former Tory cabinet minister Priti Patel called for the use of threats of food shortages against the Irish. Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Former Tory cabinet minister Priti Patel called for the use of threats of food shortages against the Irish. Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The unanswered May Day calls sent out by British democracy tended to obscure the significance of the fact that in recent days we have seen two faces of British Toryism.

Both have profoundly affected our history in the past and could do so again, as I will deal with later.


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