David Cameron suffered a fresh set back in his bid to curb EU immigration today – after new Brussels chief Jean-Claude Juncker said freedom of movement should be made easier.
Mr Juncker, who became European Commission president despite the fierce objections of Mr Cameron, told one of his new commissioners to ‘promote freedom of movement’ within the EU.
The revelation comes as new polls suggests the public would vote to stay in the EU – even if Mr Cameron on manages to secure ‘modest’ changes to Brussels rules.
The polling gives Mr Cameron hope that even small reform to European immigration rules could be enough to win public backing to stay in the EU.
Mr Cameron has pledged to hold an in/out referendum on Britain’s EU membership by 2017 if he wins the general election…