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Business Secretary Vince Cable is set to anger his Conservative coalition colleagues today as he hails free movement in the European Union and attacks immigration "scare stories".
Speaking on the same day Tory Immigration Minister James Brokenshire delivers his inaugural speech in his new role, the Liberal Democrat will tell an audience at the Mansion House the UK economy will be held back if the country is seen as "closed for business".
While the Business Secretary is largely repeating views previously expressed, the timing of the speech looks set to frustrate his Conservative partners.
Both speeches are delivered amid growing pressure on Downing Street to publish an official report suggesting the impact of immigration is less than feared.