Labour targets immigration reforms


Freedom of movement rules within the EU mean it is impossible to prevent European migrants coming to the UK to work, but the opposition will attempt to tighten up laws to ensure a level playing field for Britons. Ed Miliband has admitted Labour made a mistake in office by not imposing transitional controls on migrants from eastern European countries and the proposals being set out to amend the Government’s Immigration Bill represent what the opposition claims is the…

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Chinese city of Harbin blanketed in heavy pollution

Choking clouds of pollution blanketed a Chinese city famed for its annual ice festival Monday, slashing visibility to a few metres, shutting schools and halting transport in scenes that underscored the nation’s environmental challenges. Footage from Harbin on state broadcaster CCTV showed a screen full of charcoal-brown smog, with faint […]