Daily Mail - - sandra Parsons -

THE sud­den con­ver­sion of Ed Balls to the need for a tough stance on im­mi­gra­tion was sav­aged yes­ter­day by David Blun­kett, who ac­cused him of be­ing in ‘de­nial’ over Labour’s record.

The lead­er­ship can­di­date – and Gor­don Brown ally – says his party made a ‘mis­take’ by ig­nor­ing con­cerns over im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy. He also sug­gested free move­ment across the Euro­pean Union should be stopped.

But for­mer Home Sec­re­tary Mr Blun­kett said: ‘I am a bit wor­ried about peo­ple... some com­pet­ing for the lead­er­ship of my party, who are in a . . . de­nial where they have to pre­tend they had noth­ing to do with de­ci­sions that were taken.’

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