Bulgarian ambassador: Immigration debate 'unpleasant'

The Bulgarian ambassador to the UK called the tone of the immigration debate "very unpleasant".

Konstantin Dimitrov told ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen, "It is defamatory, definitely there are elements of discrimination."

"This propaganda hurts the pride of many Bulgarians ... the humiliation that such a rhetoric contains is something that may leave a trace here or there in the soul of my compatriots," he added.

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