Mark Harper and Chris Leslie
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Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants and UK benefits

Immigration Minister Mark Harper appeared to deny the government was planning a negative advertising campaign to deter Bulgarians and Romanians heading to the UK when restrictions are lifted in 2014.

He told Andrew Neil not to believe everything he read in the newspapers, but the UK was not a "soft touch" for those claiming benefits, and he spoke about NHS entitlements.

They watched a mock advert made by the Daily Politics' Adam Fleming on how to deter people heading to Britain, before Labour's Chris Leslie joined in the debate about immigration figures.


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  • 30 Jan 2013