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Coalition split over EU free movement reforms

A furious row has broken out at the heart of the coalition Government over the right of European Union nationals to work in the UK, with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg branding Home Office proposals "illegal and undeliverable".

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46% think East European migrants 'get more in welfare'

Almost half of the British public believe Eastern European immigrants receive more in welfare and public services than they contribute in taxes, according to the latest ITV News Index.

Of the 2,058 adults surveyed by ComRes:

  • 46% thought they receive more in welfare than they contribute in taxes
  • 14% believed Eastern European immigrants contribute more than they receive
  • 16% said they felt the amounts were about the same
  • 23% did not know

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