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Backlash over tough immigration stance

PUBLISHED: 07:53 07 October 2015 | UPDATED: 07:53 07 October 2015

Home Secretary Theresa May delivers her speech to the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 6, 2015. See PA story TORY Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Home Secretary Theresa May delivers her speech to the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 6, 2015. See PA story TORY Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May faced an angry backlash from business leaders, charities and political opponents as she announced a sharp tightening of rules for asylum and immigration.

In a hard-hitting speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Mrs May declared the UK “does not need” large numbers of foreign arrivals, warning they are putting British workers out of a job, forcing down wages and making it impossible to create a “cohesive society”.

But the Institute of Directors accused her of “vilifying” migrants for party political reasons, and branded her claims about their impact on the economy as “nonsense”.

But Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore, who was at the party conference, backed Mrs May’s stance. “Immigration is something I have been concerned about for a long time,” he added.

He said that there was a “world of difference” between those in genuine need and economic migrants, which he said put “huge pressure on the public sector, housing, health, schools”, adding that “mixing different cultures can present challenges.”

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