Theresa May 'to announce curbs on low-skilled migrants' in bid to get Brexiteer backing

Mail Online | 3/29/2019 | Tim Stickings For Mailonline
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Theresa May is set to announce limits on low-skilled immigration to Britain in a bid to get her Brexit deal through the Commons, it was claimed last night.

According to leaked Cabinet papers, the Home Office has drawn up plans to issue low-skilled migrants with 11-month visas.

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The new visas would reportedly offer 'restricted entitlements and rights' while they are living in the UK, the Telegraph reported.

The Government will abolish the cap on highly skilled 'tier 2' migrants entirely, the report said, with the plans set out in the week beginning December 3.

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That would be a week before the crunch vote on the Brexit agreement is expected in the Commons.

Immigration was a key theme in the referendum with Leave campaigners promising to end free movement between EU countries and Britain.

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More than 80 Conservative MPs - from both the Leave and Remain sides - are threatening to vote against the agreement.

And if it did pass the Commons, the repercussions could bring down Mrs May's Government, with the DUP hinting at withdrawing the support...
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