Patel was born in London. She's British, not Indian. Her family, I believe, came from Uganda so their roots may be Indian but it's a number of generations since they lived there. Now I'm an equal opportunity sort of a person - if you're born in the UK, live here, have a GB passport etc., then I think you should be treated EXACTLY the same as other British people. And that includes humour. NB Ah, I hear some cry, what about holocaust jokes towards GB citizens with a Jewish heritage? Well, to be honest, I can't be bothered to debate that one: if anyone can't see the difference between jokes about an event that killed around 6 million people in Europe (the vast majority, but not all, Jewish many of whose descendants are still living here), and a joke about a cow, then you aren't worth debating with. PS And the same applies to the Mayor.