McFadden – Angela Merkel’s comments on free movement “a very significant change”

Responding to Angela Merkel’s comments on possible reforms to freedom of movement, Pat McFadden MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

"This could prove to be a very significant change in tone from Europe's most powerful politician.

"If the Government has any sense, it will leap on this opportunity to seek both seek Europe-wide reforms to freedoms of movement and negotiate for Britain's full participation in the Single Market.

"Some statements from EU sources about free movement in recent months have suggested there is no flexibility in the concept but Mrs Merkel's is different and holds out the prospect that economic concerns and issues of migration can be discussed together."