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Press Release: BNE responds to Yvette Cooper’s speech on Labour’s approach to immigration

18 November 2014

Business for New Europe, the business group that makes the positive economic case for EU membership, today responded to the speech by Yvette Cooper on Labour’s approach to immigration.

Alisdair McIntosh, Director of Business for New Europe, said:

“We welcome her suggestion of an EU Migration Impact Fund. This could help alleviate short-term strains on local authorities in regions that face particular pressure from migration flows, including parts of the UK.

“The focus of politicians should be on practical actions to tackle the local impacts of migration, rather than attempts to renegotiate the fundamental principles of the single market with our European partners.”
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Business for New Europe is an independent coalition of business leaders advocating a positive case for reform in Europe. Our Advisory Council includes Chairmen and CEOs of FTSE 100 companies and our Executive consists of experts in foreign and economic policy, including former heads of the UK diplomatic service and senior journalists.

We provide a platform for debate on European issues to business leaders and policy makers. We publish research, hold seminars and conferences and seek to ensure that a reasoned, pro-European voice is heard in the UK.

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