UK diplomats initially resisted allowing Turkey to open fresh talks on joining the bloc but backed down within hours, the Brexit camp said.
Leave campaigners have condemned David Cameron for previously claiming Turkey is not on course to join the union until “the year 3000”.
Vote Leave chief executive Matthew Elliott said: “This is the second time this week that the Government’s plans to accelerate visa-free travel and EU membership for Turkey have been revealed.
“David Cameron said he wants to ‘pave the road from Ankara’ and the Brussels negotiations to make this happen are well under way.”
The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and “rub the Right’s nose in diversity”, according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.
He said Labour’s relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to “open up the UK to mass migration” but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its “core working class vote”. …
hat-tip Stephen Neil