Lib Dem by-election candidate issues grovelling apology after Goebbels tweet

Lib Dem by-election candidate issues grovelling apology after Goebbels tweet
Lib Dem by-election candidate issues grovelling apology after Goebbels tweet
Lib Dem candidate issues grovelling apology after 'comparing Priti Patel to Nazi propaganda chief Goebbels' Helen Morgan is the main challenger to the Tories in the North Shropshire vote She told the Home Secretary to rip up her copy of 'Goebbels' manual' in a tweet It was a reply to Ms Patel's efforts to clamp down on small boats in the Channel Ms Morgan apologised for the tweet, which caused a huge backlash among MPs 

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A candidate in the forthcoming North Shropshire by-election has been forced into a second apology in three days after she compared Priti Patel and her efforts to clamp down on small boats in the Channel to a Nazi propaganda chief.

Liberal Democrat Helen Morgan, who is the main challenger to the incumbent Conservatives, told the Home Secretary to rip up her copy of 'Goebbels' manual' - a reference to Hitler's right-hand man during the Second World War.

The comment was made in a reply to a tweet by Ms Patel, who wrote: 'Today we removed people who came here via small boat.

'They had previously claimed asylum elsewhere and had no legal right to be in the UK. Removals continue to be frustrated by activist lawyers, but I will not let up until this route is unviable.'

In response, Ms Morgan, who is trying to overturn a Tory majority of nearly 23,000, said: 'I think we would all appreciate an explanation of the difference between a lawyer and an activist lawyer.

'In the meantime, please tear up your copy of Goebbels' manual; it is most unbecoming of one of The Great Offices of State.'

The comments were swiftly deleted online but sparked a huge backlash from MPs.

Liberal Democrat Helen Morgan, who is the main challenger to the incumbent Conservatives, told the Home Secretary to rip up her copy of 'Goebbels' manual'

Liberal Democrat Helen Morgan, who is the main challenger to the incumbent Conservatives, told the Home Secretary to rip up her copy of 'Goebbels' manual'

The comment was made in a reply to a tweet by Priti Patel about clamping down on small boats in the Channel

The comment was made in a reply to a tweet by Priti Patel about clamping down on small boats in the

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