first_img whatsapp whatsapp Business leaders have hit out at David Cameron for opposing freedom of movement across the EU, warning yesterday that he is ignoring the real issues facing Britain.The Prime Minister has previously said that freedom of movement will be “at the very heart of my renegotiation strategy for Europe”, with his chancellor George Osborne hinting yesterday that the migration of EU citizens without job offers could be up for debate.Leading industry groups are keen for Cameron to push for strong reforms in Brussels, but yesterday the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Institute of Directors (IoD) slammed the PM’s priorities.“I am extremely concerned about the direction the current debate on immigration is heading and I know business leaders share this sense of unease,” CBI boss John Cridland told City A.M., adding that freedom of movement is a “fundamental part of the single market”.Allie Renison, head of Europe and trade policy at the IoD, added: “It’s rather self-defeating for David Cameron to make something as difficult to renegotiate as freedom of movement the seeming centrepiece of his EU reform agenda, particularly when it’s clear this is something which benefits British businesses.”Chief executive of The City UK Chris Cummings added that highly skilled EU migrants are “a huge benefit to the UK economy.” Show Comments ▼ Tags: UK immigration Kate McCannKate McCann is a reporter at City A.M. She covers politics and insurance and can be contacted at [email protected] Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com David Cameron criticised for wanting to restrict Europe immigration Monday 3 November 2014 9:05 pmlast_img

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