Coalition split over EU free movement reforms

A furious row has broken out at the heart of the coalition Government over the right of European Union nationals to work in the UK, with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg branding Home Office proposals "illegal and undeliverable".

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Right to work proposals 'illegal and undeliverable'

A furious row has broken out at the heart of the coalition Government over the right of European Union nationals to work in the UK, with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg branding proposals floated in a leaked Home Office document "illegal and undeliverable".

My advice to the Home Office is to spend less time leaking policies that are illegal and undeliverable and spend more time delivering on the policies we have agreed as a coalition - notably the reinstatement of exit checks.

I remain very frustrated that the Home Office has still not delivered something which I personally insisted should be in the Coalition Agreement, which is a reinstatement of the checks which allow us to know not only who's coming into this country but who's leaving as well.

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