Labour amends language in foreign worker speech

Labour's immigration minister Chris Bryant toned down his speech on the impact of foreign labour on the UK labour market, omitting some of the extracts reportedly leaked to the Sunday Telegraph.

Read: Labour to target Tesco over immigration claims

Mr Bryant dropped key passages from the speech, and made it clear that he did not label either of the companies "unscrupulous"

He did however criticise Next for using a recruitment agency that has an entirely Polish website, and he said both companies need to look at why they take on significant numbers of workers from overseas. Libby Weiner reports.

Watch: Next recruitment agency website 'entirely in Polish'

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Labour in foreign staff row

Labour's immigration spokesman has modified planned criticism of Tesco and Next over claims they preferred eastern European workers after a preview of his speech drew a furious response from the firms. Tesco said it "absolutely refutes" the claim.