Ministerial consideration of launching a negative advertising campaign to deter Bulgarians and Romanians from coming to work in Britain next year is “bordering on the farcical”, Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Commons home affairs select committee, has said.
Vaz warned that such propaganda tactics had been used in the past and been found to be counterproductive.
The campaign, which would focus on the downsides of British life perhaps by suggesting jobs are scarce and it rains all the time, is one of a range of potential measures to stem immigration to Britain next year when curbs imposed on both country’s citizens living and working in the UK will expire.
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