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Britain puts brakes on immigration

September 9, 2007

Sunday Telegraph (London)
By Patrick Hennessy
September 9, 2007

Tens of thousands of immigrant workers will be forced to learn English before they are allowed into Britain under a plan Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to announce tomorrow in a speech to the Trades Union Congress in Brighton, informed sources revealed yesterday.

The rules, expected to reduce the number of people entering Britain by at least 35,000 a year, will affect those from countries outside the European Union who are seeking to work and settle permanently in Britain.

“Those who we welcome into the UK to work and settle here need to understand our traditions and feel that they are part of our shared national culture….

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