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Gove: EU immigrant influx will make NHS unsustainable by 2030
Justice secretary says population the size of Scotland could arrive from Turkey and other potential new EU countries by 2030
David Cameron cannot be trusted to tell the truth about immigration from Turkey if the UK stays in the EU and it could make the NHS financially unsustainable by 2030, according to the official campaign to leave the EU.
Vote Leave released a campaign video that shows the prime minister saying Turkish membership of the EU is not on the cards before switching to previous footage of him saying he wanted a road to be paved from Brussels to Ankara.
Starting with the statement “David Cameron cannot be trusted on Turkey”, the film goes on to juxtapose the prime minister with scenes of brawling in the Turkish parliament in a significant escalation of Vote Leave’s war on Downing Street.
The video was released to back up a speech on Friday in which the justice secretary, Michael Gove, argued that Turkey and four other countries could join the EU as soon as 2020 and lead to 5.2 million extra people moving to the UK, a population the size of Scotland or four cities the size of Birmingham.
A senior source in the remain camp responded furiously by claiming Vote Leave and Gove were resorting to Ukip-style rhetoric in stoking fears about the potential for immigration from Turkey if the country were to join the EU.
“Michael Gove may be mouthing the words but Nigel Farage is writing the tune. They orginally had lofty ambitions of talking about the economy but since they have lost that argument so catastrophically, they have reached for the Ukip playbook to create fictitious stories to scare people about immigrants and release video nasties about Turkish people”.
Gove: EU immigrant influx will make NHS unsustainable by 2030 | Politics | The Guardian
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