Workers from Romania and Bulgaria could do more for Britain than ‘natives’, Tory Home Office minister claims
- Earl Attlee backed claims migrants pay more tax and use fewer services
- Insists the government is ‘very happy’ about free movement across the EU
- Comes after work restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians were lifted
Boris urges Cameron to end child benefit for migrant workers: Mayor of London says Britain is magnet for those from countries with ‘much less generous systems’
- Mayor said UK open to ‘talented, hard-working people’ but gave warning
- Downing Street insists it would require an EU treaty change to pull benefits
- But he said it’s essential so Tories don’t lose grip on immigration like Labour
Why don’t YOU buy British, minister! Farmers accuse the Government of hypocrisy over plea for shoppers to buy less foreign food
- Enviornment Secretary Owen Paterson urged shoppers to buy UK produce
- But National Farmers’ Union president said Paterson has not taken steps to push hospitals and schools to buy local food – instead just using cheapest
- Debate comes as sector pushes for quarter of produce to be British
Tories may back 50p minimum wage rise
The Tories could back a substantial rise in the minimum wage to combat criticism over stagnant living standards, according to mounting speculation last night.
UKIP’s Nigel Farage: ‘Three-month benefit ban for migrants is not enough’
PRESSURE was mounting on the Government last night to ban migrants from claiming benefits in Britain for five years.
Britain must leave the EU to regain control of borders
AFTER years of being warned by this newspaper about its catastrophic loss of control of the immigration system, the British political class is finally getting the message.
George Osborne’s plan to shrink the state is a disaster for Britain – it doesn’t go far enough
Chancellor George Osborne has decided to focus all of his attentions on one relatively small area of public spending – welfare for those of working age – and leave much of the rest untouched
The reason we can now debate immigration is that racism is in decline
Foreign drug dealer wins human rights case
A Jamaican man who commuted to London every day to sell crack on a council estate has used human rights laws to stop a deportation order
After the scaremongering, the truth about the spare room subsidy cut in Tower Hamlets