The Work and Pensions minister Priti Patel, who is campaigning to leave the European Union, blames other politicians for making it impossible to raise concerns about the impact of the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants without being accused of being racist. …
Part of the reason why immigration became a dirty word for some is too many politicians are “on transmit” and have a “tin ear” to the real concerns of voters
On Brexit, Ms Patel says it is no wonder that – according to polls – two-thirds of the over-55s want Britain to leave the EU, not least because many of them feel a “betrayal” that they signed up to the European Economic Community in 1975, only for it to morph into the more political EU:
The European Union and its institutions have stolen the voice of the British public. We have become a bit-part player. We have become like the sock puppet basically in this whole morass of the European Union.
hat-tip Stephen Neil