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6 Things Cameron Ignored To Scaremonger About Benefit Tourism

29/07/2014 13:02 BST | Updated 29/07/2014 13:59 BST
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Prime Minister David Cameron makes a speech on Europe, in central London, where he promised an in/out referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union by the end of 2017, if the Conservatives win the next general election.

David Cameron has unveiled a further clampdown on European migrants' ability to claim benefits in a bid to tackle what he called the "magnetic pull" of Britain's benefits system and put "British people first".

EU migrants will now have the amount of time in which they can claim benefits halved to three months unless they have serious job prospects, in a move Cameron would hope will help lure back voters who drifted away to back the eurosceptic rival Ukip.

Talking tough on"benefit tourism", the term for EU migrants who are said to come to Britain to claim benefits rather than work, may be politically convenient for the Prime Minister, but there is a wealth of experts and studies that utterly undermines such rhetoric.

HuffPost UK presents six awkward things Cameron ignored in order to scaremonger about "benefit tourists".

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