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UK under fire for immigration reform plans

Britain and said he wanted eventually to restrict migrants from poorer EU states relocating to richer ones, stirring a row with the European Commission. Cameron’s announcement on Wednesday comes as the Conservatives risk seeing their vote split at European elections next year and at a national election in 2015 by...
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Migrant benefit rules to be tightened says Cameron

David Cameron has announced a crackdown on so-called “benefit tourism”, saying EU migrants will not be able to claim taxpayer-funded support indefinitely. Eligibility rules for out-of-work benefits will be tightened and access to housing benefit will be curbed. The prime minister said people were “deeply concerned” about levels of migration...
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Romanian PM: ‘We will not rush to Britain’

Britain can “rest assured” that Romanians will not rush to Britain when access restrictions are lifted at the end of the year, the country’s prime minister has said. Writing in The Times newspaper, Victor Ponta said he was “rather perplexed” by the recent uproar regarding the “imminent Romanian invasion of...
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Immigration Flood Fears As Curbs Are Lifted

Britain could see 50,000 immigrants arrive every year from Romania and Bulgaria once access restrictions are lifted, campaigners have warned. Research indicates up to 250,000 people from the two countries could come to the UK in the first five years once the rules are changed. The figure, equal to the...
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Cabinet rift over housing for EU migrants

A cabinet row erupted into the open on Sunday when the communities secretary, Eric Pickles, warned of housing problems when migrants from the EU’s two newest member states are given full access to Britain from next year. Home Office sources distanced themselves from the remarks by Pickles on the grounds...
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