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Britain 'can absorb new European migrants'

The Government should be preparing for the impact Bulgarian and Romanian migrants will have on schools and housing instead of alarming the public and announcing "symbolic gestures", a new report has said

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Tory MP: Cable's Enoch Powell comments 'ridiculous'

A Tory MP has lablelled Business Secretary Vince Cable's comparison of the Conservatives to Enoch Powell "unacceptable and ridiculous".

Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills criticised the Liberal Democrat minister for "effectively" comparing his coalition partners to the controversial Tory right-winger and his "rivers of blood" speech on immigration.

Vince Cable mentioned controversial Tory Enoch Powell in a discussion about immigration. Credit: PA Wire

Mills told BBC Radio 4's Today that Cable's comments made "it very hard to sit around the Cabinet table".

"These comments, coming on the back of some completely sensible policy announcements by the Prime Minister, look completely out of touch with the sentiments of most British people," said Mills.

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