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Prime Minister at the Institute for major speech on immigration

Speaking to an audience of pressure groups, think tanks and journalists, David Cameron announced significant rule changes including a clamp-down on forced marriages.

In addition, Mr Cameron said that in future, individuals applying to come to the UK for family reasons will have to show that they can speak English and have the financial resources to support themselves, as well as genuine family links in Britain.

He restated his goal of getting net immigration down to the tens of thousands.

But he said he was determined to give "the red carpet treatment" to entrepreneurs, investors and scientists from overseas who want to come to Britain to create businesses and jobs.

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Full speech transcript
Link to BBC coverage
Link to Guardian Online coverage

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