Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Theresa May: We need to restrict free movement rights

Ministers don’t comment on leaked reports, as Theresa May said on the Today programme this morning, but they can jolly well make clear what they think of them, especially if those leaked reports are quite helpful to calming Conservative backbench grumbles.

The Home Secretary didn’t distance herself from the leak in the Sunday Times that she wants a 75,000 cap on the number of EU migrants per year, and repeated David Cameron’s call for reform of freedom of movement, saying:

‘What the Prime Minister has said and what I said is that in looking at reform of the EU we need to...

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