Priti Patel beside the Vote Leave battle bus [Image: Matt Cardy/Getty Images].

Priti Patel beside the Vote Leave battle bus [Image: Matt Cardy/Getty Images].

The code says ministers are expected to be truthful.

I know – it can’t have been put into practice because, if it had, she wouldn’t still be a minister in the DWP.

I like the response from a Turkish person on Twitter, who said people from that country would not be flooding the UK just because we make Cadbury’s chocolate and Maltesers.

Leading pro-Brexiteer Priti Patel has been accused of breaking the ministerial code by making “misleading and inaccurate” claims about Turkish membership of the European Union.

Anger centres on her warning that Turkish membership of the EU was being “accelerated with David Cameron’s support”.

Ms Patel also backed a report by the think-tank Migration Watch which forecast 100,000 Turks would head to Britain every year if the country was admitted to the bloc.

Source: Priti Patel ‘could have broken ministerial code’ with Turkish claims – The i newspaper online iNews

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