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Where is the curry, asks Indian-origin minister Priti Patel supporting Brexit

An Indian-origin minister Priti Patel

London, March 16 (UITV)- An Indian-origin minister Priti Patel, who is a key member of the parliamentarian group in favour of Britain’s exit from the European Union, has used the country’s love for Indian food, dubbed curry, to make her case stronger.

The UK employment minister and Cameron’s Indian Diaspora Champion, said membership of the European Union meant unmanageable levels of European migration which led to Indian chefs being denied visas.

“As the Prime Minister’s UK-India Diaspora Champion, I have heard the heartbreaking stories from families up and down the country where relatives from India who they not seen for years have been unable to come here for a special occasion,” Priti Patel said at a gathering in London to mark Commonwealth Day.

Priti Patel said that there are around 12,000 Indian restaurants in the UK but the future of this sector is at risk while we remain the European Union.

“Curry is often voted Britain’s favourite meal. But there are fewer and chefs able to come into the UK to cook curry dishes and train the next generation of chefs. The curry industry supports 70,000 jobs and is worth more than 3 billion pounds to our economy,” Patel said.

She also extended her arguments to trade and economic matters, saying Britain could be doing much more with all commonwealth countries if it voted to leave the European Union (EU).