Wreaking havoc with a “stupid” speech

While prime minister David Cameron was at an EU summit meeting in Brussels on Ukraine, his new immigration minister, James Brokenshire, was at home “creating political havoc” by accusing a “wealthy metropolitan elite” of fuelling migration with their demand for “cheap labour”, says George Parker in the FT. His speech seemed to offend almost everyone, including natural Tory supporters from the middle classes and business. The head of the Institute of Directors described it as “feeble and pathetic” and it was nominated by Dan Hodges, The Daily Telegraph blogger, as the “most stupid, intellectually bankrupt and vacuous address of the [...]

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