Labour Urgently Needs A Policy On Freedom Of Movement

In order to be able to play its part in this turning point for our nation, and to perform the role of an effective Opposition, Labour desperately needs a formal and consistent policy on free movement. In the absence of this, the best we can hope for is a series of ad-hoc commentaries by Labour MPs with varying, sometimes conflicting, views on the issue. The issue of free movement is fraught with difficulty and the position we adopt with respect to it will go on to define this country for the next generation. Labour’s vacuum risks being filled by UKIP, especially in the northern heartlands. Labour simply cannot afford to flounder on freedom of movement.

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