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Cameron criticises Ukip for linking Brussels attacks to immigration

PM says remarks by Ukip spokesman that ‘open borders are putting lives at risk’ are not appropriate on day of attacks

Ukip has been criticised by David Cameron and others for claiming the Brussels terror attacks show the dangers of lax immigration controls and a need to leave the EU.

Mike Hookem, the party’s defence spokesman, released a statement within two hours of the attacks saying the “horrific act of terrorism shows that Schengen free movement and lax border controls are a threat to our security”.

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