Brexit minister: 'Breaking point' poster was un-British

The “Breaking Point” anti-EU poster unveiled by Ukip’s Nigel Farage has been branded “un-British” by pro-Brexit employment minister Priti Patel.

Brexit minister: 'Breaking point' poster was un-British

The Leave campaigner launched the attack as she met war veterans backing withdrawal at an airfield in Berkshire.

Patel said the poster, which shows a line of refugees moving through Slovenia, was “wrong”.

“It was wholly inappropriate. It is wrong, wrong, wrong. That is not reflective of British values,” she said, later insisting the Leave campaign had not lost momentum in recent days. “Quite the contrary, we have been putting forward a positive case.”

Patel was dismissive of comments made by senior Tory Sayeeda Warsi, who branded Vote Leave xenophobic. “She is entitled to her view. We are seeing a range of voices during this debate. Only at the weekend Lord Guthrie, who famously came out to Remain, and now he has come over to the Vote Leave case for a range of reasons.

“So, she is one voice in this campaign. I think the voices that we need to listen to in this referendum are the voices of the British public, and they will decide the outcome of this referendum on Thursday.

“They are not comments that I can relate to. We have been very positive about Britain’s potential outside of the European Union,” said Patel.

Asked about Warsi comparing Michael Gove to the BNP in a tweet, Patel said: “There’s no need for personal comments. How does that help to inform the debate?

“I just think comments like that do not help to inform the British public when it comes to making a decision on how to vote on June 23.”

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