Cameron’s ‘embarrassing retreat’ over immigration

David Cameron had to “beat an embarrassing retreat” last week after 86 Tory MPs voted against the government over immigration, says Andrew Grice in The Independent.

Cameron had to rely on Labour and Liberal Democrat votes to beat the rebels, who backed an amendment tabled by Tory MP Dominic Raab aimed at stopping foreign prisoners using the right to a family life (enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights) to stay in Britain. It was defeated by 241 votes to 97.

Lawyers had advised Home Secretary Theresa May that the measure was “incompatible” with the Convention and could result [...]

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