Labour defends sale of 'controls on immigration' mug

The mug is currently available on the Labour Party's website.

The Labour Party has defended the sale of a mug bearing the words "controls on immigration" after it was mocked by some Twitter users.

The cup - one a series carrying the party's five election pledges - is available on the party's website for £5, with 498 left in stock at the time of writing.

A number of Twitter users - including MPs from opposing parties - were quick to poke fun at the product.

In response to the criticism, a Labour spokesperson said: "Labour has five election pledges. This is one of the election pledges."

The party is also offering "Hell Yes" t-shirts to donors after Ed Miliband's response to a question about his toughness during a televised question and answer session this week.