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David Cameron 'exactly right' on migration, says Gove

PM David Cameron has "struck exactly the right note on migration", Education Secretary Michael Gove has said.

The Sunday Times suggests Mr Cameron is ready to defy EU rules and extend to one year the amount of time a new European migrant has to be resident in Britain before they are eligible for state payments.

Mr Gove told Andrew Marr that it was right to make sure Britain's "generous welfare" was not abused.

"When it comes to new migrants...we need to look properly at the benefits system here to make sure people are coming here to work and contribute," said Mr Gove.

  • 24 Nov 2013
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