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Jeremy Corbyn’s ready to keep Britain’s open borders after Brexit, admits Labour election chief

JEREMY Corbyn could keep Britain’s open borders after Brexit, his election chief sensationally admitted.

Labour’s campaign boss Andrew Gwynne refused to rule out keeping free movement with other EU countries as part of the Labour manifesto.

Jeremy Corbyn could keep Britain’s open borders after Brexit, his election chief Andrew Gwynne admitted
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Andrew Gwynne refused to commit to Labour’s 2017 promise on freedom of movement while on The Andrew Marr Show

It comes after far-left activists at Labour conference voted overwhelmingly in September to “maintain and extend” free movement if they gain power.

But the comments will enrage many voters in Labour’s heartlands who backed Brexit to regain control of Britain’s borders.

And they were blasted by Home Secretary Priti Patel, who warned Mr Corbyn would fail to control immigration numbers.

Mr Gwynne was quizzed on telly on how Labour’s border policy would be different to freedom of movement.

He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “Well, of course these would be bespoke reciprocal arrangements that will allow, for example, British students to access the European education system.”

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT

Asked if Labour would keep its 2017 promise on freedom of movement, Mr Gwynne refused to commit to it.

He said: “Well, I will be able to answer that more clearly this time next week.

“I have not seen a draft of the manifesto. We go through a democratic process.

“It is next Saturday where the whole Labour Party family come together.”

Labour will finalise their election immigration policy at a crunch meeting – known as a Clause V meeting – next Saturday.

And it comes just days after Mr Corbyn said he wants to make sure EU nationals “do remain here, can come here, will stay here” if he becomes PM.

Ms Patel blasted: “For the second time in a week, Corbyn’s Labour have confirmed they want to see uncontrolled and unlimited immigration, whatever the results of the two chaotic referendums they want next year.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel says Jeremy Corbyn would fail to control immigration
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