Amber Rudd speech 'deplorable' - Lord Rees
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'Amber Rudd's speech was really deplorable' - Lord Rees

The Astronomer Royal, Prof Lord Rees, has referred to a speech made by Home Secretary Amber Rudd as "really deplorable".

Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on Tuesday, Ms Rudd said new curbs on foreign workers and students were needed to "change the tide" of public opinion on immigration. She said students on "low-quality courses" could also face tougher entry rules.

Prof Lord Rees was speaking in an interview with BBC Newsnight.

  • 05 Oct 2016