Prime Minister David Cameron shelved a government report on EU migration that failed to find evidence to support cutting immigration, the Financial Times has reported.
The report was commissioned by Home Secretary Theresa May and was supposed to be published at the end of last year.
One official told the Financial Times: “They can’t bring themselves to publish the report before the European elections because they would have to admit that freedom of movement is a good thing.”
The report seemingly found overwhelming evidence that immigration was good for the British economy.
The Financial Times reported that officials were inundated with evidence from academics and business leaders saying that EU migration had been good for the UK economy.