Priti Patel backs death penalty for murderers earning less than £100,000 a year

Conservative member of parliament Priti Patel has today backed the death penalty for murderers earning less than £100,000 a year.

The MP for Witham, who has in the past professed admiration for Ayn Rand, told reporters: “Murder should never be an alternative to an honest day’s work, which is why I’m strongly in favour of a reintroduction of the death penalty for low-earners.”

“A £100,000 earnings cut-off would ensure the most important members of society are not executed, and would also provide a deterrent for the poor and workshy who would rather be housed in jail to save money.”

A spokesperson for the government, responding to our request for comment, told us: “Although this is not official policy, the government welcomes her contribution to the debate on how to get people off benefits.”

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4 thoughts on “Priti Patel backs death penalty for murderers earning less than £100,000 a year”

  1. This is outrageous! !!!! Jail paedophile politicians and the all the earnings for the victims and families. Make those bankers and tax dodgers give up all the earnings and give it to struggling people!!! Death penalty por every tory basted that claims a life…Ian Duncan Smith first…

  2. This is such a stupid comment, it is almost too ridiculous to believe that ANY responsible human being can have made it……even less so, a person in a supposed position position of such influence and responsibility. How does the wealth of a person affect their right to live.? If 2 people carry out similar murders, this person is saying that a street sweeper should go to the gallows and a rich person shouldn’t. Wonderful British justice that would be. What if the income is boosted by drug dealing, protection scams, all sorts of unsavoury ways of earning money including disreputable landlords. Why should they be exempt ? Yet another example of the elitist, posh, uncaring Government looking after themselves and their rich friends. This woman’s comments are disgraceful and I wonder how David Cameron can justify her comments.

  3. what world are these people living in not executing the most important wealthy murderers— murder is murder what ever you earn

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