EUROCRAT Jose Manuel Barroso last night vowed to defend the EU’s open-border rules – despite admitting mass immigration had put “unintended strains” on communities and public services.
The President of the European Commission used a speech in London to acknowledge that rules imposed by Brussels had been abused.
But he sparked fury among Tory MPs by insisting the EU will not allow curbs on migration, even if it means an open-door to unskilled workers.
“We remain absolutely firm on the principle of free movement rights,” he said.
Tory MP David Nuttall reacted with anger. He said: “This speech confirms everything we have long suspected – the architects of the European Union have a grand plan to create a vast superstate with no borders inside it.
“They want to take away our sovereignty and any control of our borders.