If Labour conference achieved anything, it confirmed what many of us have suspected for some time – the party has well and truly lost the plot.
Following a raft of costly economic pledges, accompanied by the promise of introducing a four-day working week, the conference made a number of stunning commitments on immigration, access to healthcare and democratic participation.
On its final day, it approved a policy motion advocating an ‘extension’ of free movement, the awarding of equal voting rights to all UK residents, and the scrapping of restrictions on immigrants’ access to the NHS and social accommodation. It also called for an end to ‘no recourse to public funds’ policies, which prevent some immigrants from claiming benefits, and encouraged the party leadership to reject any immigration system based on ‘quotas, caps, targets and incomes’.
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