Home Secretary Priti Patel expressed a major inclination towards what drives her in making tough decisions in life at the recently held Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester.
She said, “Our values embody service before self. This can be neatly defined by the Hindu word sewa, which can mean service, commitment and dedication to others.
“Ensuring the best interests of our country come first is what drives me each and every day. That is my responsibility. That is my service. That is our party.”
Patel said that the concept of sewa is also instrumental in motivating her to do crime-fighting work at the UK Home Office. “And it is because of our commitment to putting the needs of the hardworking, often silent, majority first, that I will not tolerate so called ecowarriors, trampling over our way of life and draining police resources.
“Their actions over recent weeks have amounted to some of the most self-defeating ‘environmental’ protests this country has ever seen. Freedom to protest is a fundamental right our party will forever fight to uphold. But it must be within the law,” the Home Secretary said.