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This is an excellent, MUST-READ, article from the New Statesman citing latest hard evidence from the EU. Check it out!
New Statesman | EU study shreds the myth of “benefit tourism”.
For me, there are three points of interest here.
Firstly, there is the central argument from the EU evidence that immigrants are not benefits’ tourists.
Secondly, the EU performs a valuable role is publishing independent evidence.
Thirdly, it highlights the UK political classes for manipulating the reality, creating fear of economic migrants for political ends.
For me, this leads to an important open question:
If David Cameron’s Government is not telling the UK the complete truth about benefit tourism for political advantage, how can we trust this government on other areas of policy?