FLOUNDERING Jeremy Corbyn changed migration stance after ‘phone call from Diane Abbott’

He told supporters that he did not want his comments on freedom of movement, which were viewed as an attempt to clarify the party’s position after months of confusion, to be “misinterpreted”.

He said: “Labour is not wedded to freedom of movement for EU citizens as a point of principle, but I don’t want that to be misinterpreted, nor do we rule it out.”

But he then he delivered a more lenient immigration stance on Tuesday afternoon, claiming he would not “rule out” keeping free movement in exchange for access to the Single Market.

A Labour source told the Daily Telegraph that Mr Corbyn’s contradictory policy plans may have been a result of a phone call from close ally Mrs Abbott.