This morning Ms Soubry told the BBC such a move would damage the UK economy. Asked if she wanted to retain free movement, she said: “Yes, that is my view.
“I believe in the free movement of labour form the EU. It has benefitted our country, especially business.
She went on: “Go and talk to those businesses, whether it’s picking fruit, whether it is people relying on highly qualified engineers, other experts working in British business.
“British business could not survive without access to that free movement of labour.”
She urged colleagues to make a “good strong positive case” for immigration or risk damaging UK growth.
Anna Soubry MP is one of the few Conservative MPs with the courage to defend the vital importance of EU immigration to our country.