Alongside the frustration about the deal, which some argue may increase the risk of the trafficking of women and children, it was Patel’s repetitive language in her speech that also got on some people’s nerves.
Paul Waugh, the Chief Political Commentator for the i newspaper highlighted the annoying phrase in a tweet, writing: “Once you've heard Priti Patel say the word 'absolutely', you never stop hearing it - possibly because she uses it in almost every sentence.
“In her November statement on Channel crossings, she said it 22 times. Today may break that record.”
A transcript of the address was posted on the UK Parliament website and shows Patel said the word “absolutely” multiple times, as well as a number of other phrases she uses all too frequently.
Rather spookily, the Home Secretary equalled her previous 'absolutely' record but didn't exceed it. She said it 22 times again yesterday.https://twitter.com/paulwaugh/status/1516435740866932738\u00a0\u2026