Backlash over Theresa May’s Brexit immigration plan


BRITISH prime minister Theresa May threw down the Brexit gauntlet to Brussels on October 5, demanding “maximum freedom” in Europe’s single market despite a backlash against her hard line on immigration. May’s speech to the Conservative party’s annual conference came as the pound plunged and amid scathing criticism of proposals to make companies publish lists of how many foreign workers they employ. “I want to give British companies the maximum freedom to trade with and operate within the single market and let European businesses do the same thing here,” May said, following an outcry from business leaders who fear new…

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