Business Secretary Vince Cable has accused the Conservatives of being "horribly divided" during an interview with ITV News, after over half of all backbenchers rebelled against David Cameron.
Vince Cable to @itvnews: The Tories were "horribly divided" today and wrong. Says figures show 90% of jobs going Brits not immigrants.
The immigration debate is underway in earnest in the Commons, exposing the rift which cuts through the Conservative Party in Westminster.
The Immigration Bill was shunted into the sidings over Christmas while ministers worked out how to head off a rebellion they saw coming.