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WBR: EU free movement under threat? 20 Oct 14

October 20th, 2014

Episode 48 of 860 episodes

Britain is expected to announce new curbs on immigration from other EU countries, as Prime Minister David Cameron faces pressure from the anti-EU UKIP party. We discuss whether the proposals would be legal under EU law and ask Renate Hornung-Draus from the German employers' association the BDA how freedom of movement in Europe has benefitted Germany. Also we hear why 'pro-business' French television network BFMTV is proving so popular - we talk to a 'space detective' about how satellites could help solve crimes - and Lucy Kellaway asks why companies which only ever recruit the best of the best as trainees seem to have so many dim people in positions of power.