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Following David Cameron’s speech on immigration, much has been made of his comments that the package of measures he proposed to reform EU free movement would require treaty change.In some cases, the speech was ambiguous about what exactly was being pro…

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Polish Europe Minister Rafał Trzaskowski’s comments on Monday’s Newsnight, where he said David Cameron’s plans to stop EU migrants from claiming benefits for the first four years after they arrive in Britain would be a “red line” for Warsaw, were wi…

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We’ve laid it out in our response today, but in an attempt to elucidate things we’ll go into a bit more detail in this post. In addition to the general ‘fairness’ discussion – making sure that there’s a link between what people put in and what they…

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Where do migrants to the UK come from the EU or non EU?David Cameron’s hopes of getting back on the front foot on migration have been dealt a blow this morning – ONS figures show that immigration is up, and specifically immigration from the EU is up as…

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