Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Ed Miliband’s immigration nightmare

The Labour leader has to argue against his own intellectual position – and do it convincingly

Yvette Cooper (Photo: Getty)

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[/audioplayer]Victor Spirescu came to Britain last week looking for work washing cars, but seems to have landed himself with a career in broadcasting. The Romanian, who arrived on the first flight into London after restrictions on workers from Bulgaria and Romania ended on 1 January, has now spent the days since touring studios and newspaper offices, obliging those who wish to talk to him about his new life.

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