It reads like a Who’s Who. The chairman is Lord ( Leon) Brittan, also on the list are the chairmen and women of many of the UK’s top companies , including Sir Nigel Rudd of Boots,;Bryan Sanderson of Standard Chartered, Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP, BP’s Peter Sutherland, Chris Gibson-Smith of the London Stock Exchange, Philip Hampton of Sainsbury, and Mike Rake of KPMG International. What all these leaders of business have in common is this: they have all put their names to a campaign run by Business for New Europe (BNE), and want the UK to open the door to immigrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania.

But, it’s not just business leaders that are behind the campaign. The Trades Union Congress supports it too

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