Free movement: Labour’s great non-debate

Free movement and the left: facing in different directions

Free movement and the left: facing in different directions

Nothing illustrates better the ideological and policy differences at all levels of the Labour Party than the contradictory opinions being offered on the issue of free movement. The Shadow Home Secretary (Diane Abbott) says free movement is essential. She has even said “Ending free movement has become a synonym for anti-immigrant racism”. The Shadow Brexit Secretary (Keir Starmer) and the Shadow Chancellor (John McDonnell) say that movement of people should be managed/controlled.

What does the Party leader (Jeremy Corbyn) think? Continue reading