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Marc Champion

U.K. Immigration Debate Is Brexit Bait

British Prime Minister David Cameron is using worries over illegal immigration to advance the anti-EU agenda.
He's reaching for the door.
He's reaching for the door.

Two friendly European Union leaders told U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron this week they'll oppose him if he tries to chip away at the free movement of people within the EU, even if that means Britain leaving the bloc. They're right to push back.

Any clear-sighted British leader should say the same as Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb told Cameron: Free movement is a fundamental part of the deal that supports Europe's single market -- the creation of that most British and EU-realist of leaders, Margaret Thatcher.