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U.K. Tories’ Immigration Rhetoric Clashes With EU View

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U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party intensified its immigration rhetoric, setting it on a collision course with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said she won’t support a cap on free movement.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said yesterday the Tories are continuing work on proposals to limit immigration and are looking for backing from European Union members including Germany, the euro region’s largest economy. The comments came after Merkel signaled she’d oppose Cameron’s demands to end free movement of citizens around the 28-nation bloc.