Sunday, 15 September 2013

Cameron's attempt to put an end to "benefit tourism" undermined by lack of evidence

• A House of Lords committee points out that despite several requests the government has failed to offer anything more than anecdotal claims.

• The European commissioner for employment and social affairs said: "It is important that policy ... is based on facts rather than gut feelings or perceptions."

• A further report concludes that any measures restricting the free movement of migrants would have a devastating effect on the British economy.


See also Channel 4's FactCheck report ‘Benefit tourism scare sent packing' from September 2011.