PM Theresa May’s role in the ‘nasty party’

Harriet Agerholm in the Independent, ‘Theresa May repeatedly tried to interfere with a crucial Government report to put a negative slant on the effects of immigration ahead of the EU referendum, it has been alleged.

The former Home Secretary is accused of playing up the significance of “benefits tourism” – EU nationals coming to the UK to live on welfare – despite reliable evidence that it was only a “small-scale problem”. Ms. May also removed figures supporting EU immigration from the report, according to Liberal Democrat advisors working in the then Coalition Government . . . Referring to evidence from the Department of Work and Pensions – that benefits tourism was not a major issue – one advisor said: “My impression is that Conservative secretaries of state are determined not to admit this”.’ click here.