Commenting on a Migration Watch report calling for immigration of EU workers to be cut to an annual quota of 30,000, Anna Soubry MP, of Open Britain, said:
“This proposal would damage the UK economy. This would prevent UK businesses from accessing the skills they need and would drag the UK out of the EU's Single Market.
“EU migrants make a valuable contribution in high skill sectors such as engineering as well as lower skilled sectors such as agriculture.
“We need sensible reforms to ensure those that come to the UK work, but we must not throw the baby out with the bathwater.”