If Andy Burnham is saying free movement between EU countries should be delayed where economic migration is likely, he is echoing This Blog and should be applauded for it.
Vox Political has spent years calling for movement restrictions to remain in place until EU programmes improve the economies of new members to a point at which emigration in order to achieve a better standard of living becomes pointless.
The current rule is the cause of much of the resentment that underlies the EU referendum campaign at the moment.
David Cameron’s silly, pretend “renegotiation” should have included a change as its headline requirement, but he had his own priorities and immigration wasn’t one of them.
The European Union is doomed unless Brussels overhauls free movement rules across the continent, Labour’s Andy Burnham warns today.
The Shadow Home Secretary says “there will have to be changes” to EU rules which have let eastern Europeans flood to the UK.
“The EU won’t survive if it won’t make them,” he will warn in a break from Jeremy Corbyn ’s official position.
Mr Burnham will urge voters not to use the referendum as a “protest vote” on immigration, but to think long-term and back Remain.
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