Corbyn is right to say free movement must end after Brexit – reader survey results

Jeremy Corbyn was right to state that free movement will come to an end after Brexit, LabourList readers have said.

Half of respondents backed Corbyn’s stance, with 35 per cent thinking he was wrong, and 14 per cent unsure.

In an interview with ITV’s Tonight programme Corbyn made this clear, as he opened up about his school days and his dislike of the “implicit privilege” at the grammar he attended.

Readers were clear that Labour shouldn’t ditch the triple-lock guarantee on pensioner incomes in order to fund anti-austerity measures for other age groups, with 65 per cent supporting the guarantee.

Just over a quarter – 26 per cent – said Labour should drop the pledge, and nine per cent were unsure.

Labour committed to the pledge in their manifesto with John McDonnell calling Tory plans to cut pensioner benefits “sick and sneaky”. 

Nearly three-quarters agree that Labour can win with pledges to nationalise a series of key industries, with 74 per cent backing this.

Just under a fifth, 18 per cent, disagreed, and eight per cent were unsure.

Labour has pledged to nationalise the Royal Mail, energy firms and water providers should it be elected on June 8. 

2,094 people took part in this week’s survey – thanks to all who participated. 

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