EU president Jean-Claude Juncker warns Cameron not to ‘beat up’ immigrants to win votes

New EU president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned David Cameron not to ‘beat up’ European immigrants to win votes.

The European Commission chief said the free movement of workers ‘cannot be questioned’ and urged Mr Cameron not to introduce rules which ‘discriminate’ against foreigners.

Mr Juncker’s controversial intervention comes after the Prime Minister outlined plans to ban immigrants claiming benefits or tax credits for four years.

The proposal will form the centrepiece of Mr Cameron’s renegotiation of Britain’s membership of the European Union.

But in his first comments on the issue since Mr Cameron’s set-piece speech, Brussels most powerful bureaucrat warned against measures which would scapegoat poorer migrants working legally…