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Yvette Cooper: Immigration under Labour was 'too fast'

Labour's Yvette Cooper admitted that while her party were in government the pace of immigration to the UK was "too fast".

She told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that Labour should have implemented "transitional controls" on Europe and that there is "concern about immigration across the country".

But she said that reform on immigration was only possible if Britain remained in the EU.

If we want to change the rules then you actually have to be in [the EU] in order to argue for that and to argue for reform. You can't get reform if you just stay on the outside.

– Yvette Cooper MP

The former Shadow Home Secretary appeared to contradict Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who said that he did not think too many migrants had entered the UK when he announced his support for the Remain campaign in the EU referendum.


Wenger: Brexit would pose questions for Premier League

Arsene Wenger has concerns over what a Brexit would mean for British football Credit: Peter Byrne/PA

Football manager Arsene Wenger has warned that if Britain votes in favour of leaving the EU it could raise serious questions for the Premier League.

The Arsenal boss told the Guardian he felt a Brexit would lead to uncertainty over which players would need permits in future.

He said: "It raises many questions. Will the European players be considered as they are now? For example, if England votes for Brexit, will the French be considered like South American players [who require work permits]?

"That would completely re-question the influx of foreign players."

Wenger's comments came as the EU referendum campaign officially began on Friday.

Boris heckled with 'No Tories in Newcastle'

Hecklers said "no Tories in Newcastle" Credit: PA

Boris Johnson was heckled in Newcastle as he attacked David Cameron for "shamefully" spending £9.3 million of taxpayers' money on a pro-EU leaflet.

The London mayor criticised the "scared" tactics of the remain campaign as he continued his northern "Brexit blitz" tour.

But Boris had the start of his speech interrupted, with hecklers shouting "no Tories in Newcastle".

A group of women were escorted from the building.

Separating spin from EU referendum spending figures

Separating fact from spin is no easy task. So what about the EU referendum claims made today by both sides in the debate?

Could we free up millions for the NHS by leaving or is staying the only way to guarantee billions of pounds worth of trade deals?

ITV News presenter, Julie Ethchingham reports:

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