Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Merkel tells Cameron he can't talk about capping EU immigration

A "government source" says that David Cameron has dropped plans for a cap on EU immigration after being told by Germany that it's not going to happen.

Angela Merkel has allowed Cameron to include restricting benefits for EU immigrants - something that is illegal under EU law - in a speech but she has told him that unlimited immigration from the EU is a red line and he's not allowed to suggest it. She is also reported to have told him that she would rather the UK left the EU than end unlimited immigration.

Surely even the most blinkered Tory supporter must realise by now that every "reform" David Cameron promises is shot down in flames by Angela Merkel?