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Cameron attacks 'Britain-hating' Corbyn in conference speech

David Cameron accused Jeremy Corbyn of having a "security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating ideology" as he addressed the Conservative party conference for the first time since the party's General Election victory.

The Prime Minister also discussed segregation in Britain, the conflict in Syria and a vision for his legacy as leader, as well as outlining plans for 200,000 affordable new homes.

Mr Cameron's speech closes the four-day conference in Manchester, which has been dominated by speculation over his successor as leader.

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Business leaders hit back at 'irresponsible' Theresa May

Business leaders have hit back at the "irresponsible rhetoric" of Home Secretary Theresa May's speech on immigration at the Conservative Party conference, saying that the "myth of the job-stealing-immigrant is nonsense".

Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors, said:

We are astonished by the irresponsible rhetoric and pandering to anti-immigration sentiment from the Home Secretary.

It is yet another example of the Home Secretary turning away the world’s best and brightest, putting internal party politics ahead of the country, and helping our competitor economies instead of our own.

The myth of the job-stealing immigrant is nonsense.

Immigrants do not steal jobs, they help fill vital skill shortages and, in doing so, create demand and more jobs.

If they did steal jobs, we wouldn’t have the record levels of employment we currently do.

It is about time the Home Office stopped undermining business and our own Government's efforts to secure productivity growth.

Political leaders should stop vilifying migrants and acknowledge the hugely important contribution they make to this country's economy.

– Simon Walker, Institute of Directors

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