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PM sees aftermath of immigration raid

The PM has promised a 'crackdown' on immigration as he visited the aftermath of an immigration raid in West London. A ban on EU migrants claiming out-of-work benefits from the moment they arrive in the UK is set to be rushed through Parliament.

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European Commission warns UK over EU benefit ban

The European Commission warned that it will be checking the legality of the Government's rules on how long EU jobseekers must wait to claim benefits.

A ban on EU migrants claiming out-of-work benefits from the moment they arrive in the UK is to be rushed through Parliament Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

"For the moment it is too early to say whether the new rules are compliant," said Jonathan Todd, spokesman for EU Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor, who is currently embroiled in a war of words with David Cameron over imminent unrestricted Romanian and Bulgarian immigration to the UK.

"[Numerous] studies show that the vast majority of EU nationals go to other member states to work and that they usually pay more in tax and social security contributions than they receive in benefits because more of them tend to be of working age compared with the population of the host country."

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