Having attacked Jeremy Corbyn for promising the return of a fund aimed at reducing the impact of immigration on local services, she waited a matter of seconds before stealing that very policy.
It can’t be such a bad policy if she’s nicking it!
A top Tory has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for wanting a migration impact fund – seconds before launching a migration impact fund.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd laid into the Labour leader for vowing the return of a cash pot axed by the Tories in 2010.
Labour’s £35m Migration Impacts Fund was opened by Gordon Brown in 2009 and handed money to councils whose services were under strain.
Ms Rudd told the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham: “Jeremy Corbyn wants the Government to bring back a migration fund Gordon Brown introduced after Labour let immigration spiral out of control.”
However, she then instantly said she will push through the Tory manifesto’s £140m Controlling Migration Fund.
Like Labour’s fund, it will be paid to local councils which can then spend it themselves.
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