E.U. and Britain tussle over immigration

Jan 15, 2014, 5:13 PM EST
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
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European Union President Jose Manuel Barroso issued a veiled rejoinder to British Premier David Cameron and his fellow Conservatives on Wednesday when he used a speech to the E.U. parliament in Strasbourg to discourage leaders from channeling nativist sentiment. Cameron, under pressure from the U.K. Independence Party, has promised to revisit the U.K.'s membership in the 28-member body if his party wins another round of elections next year.

Background:

Cameron chided for tactics [Daily Mirror]

Home office witholds report on immigrants' cost due to lack of evidence [The Telegraph]

Chancellor Osborne tells E.U. not to force Britain's hand [BBC]