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UK PM clashes with his own party on immigration

10:54 11/02/2014
The UK's House of Commons voted on the Coalition government's Immigration bill on Friday 31st January 2014. The bill was passed by the Commons and will now proceed to the House of Lords. By law, the...

UK and EU move towards clash on immigration

10:22 10/02/2014
Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, has said that there is 'no chance' of a renegotiation of EU treaties resulting in a limitation on the right to free movement of labour within...

'Flood' of Romanians fails to materialise on UK shores

9:19 24/01/2014
The UK prepared itself for an influx of Romanians and Bulgarians on 1st January 2014 but, so far at least, it hasn't happened. On 31st December 2013, transitional controls preventing the free...

UK's top immigration expert says migrants better educated than UK youth

15:08 21/01/2014
The UK's top immigration expert Sir David Metcalf has told the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee that UK employers are deliberately employing foreign-born workers in preference to UK workers to...

Labour says UK workers unprotected from Romanian immigration

14:33 17/01/2014
The UK's opposition Labour Party has accused the Coalition government of failing to protect UK workers from the effects of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria. On 1st January 2014, transitional...

Senior businessmen ask for more immigration to UK

11:28 11/12/2013
Two high-profile UK businessmen have called on the government to relax immigration controls in the UK. On Sunday 8th December 2013, Sir Stuart Rose, formerly the chairman of the iconic British...

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