Yvette Cooper: Immigration under Labour was 'too fast'

Labour's Yvette Cooper admitted that while her party were in government the pace of immigration to the UK was "too fast".

She told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that Labour should have implemented "transitional controls" on Europe and that there is "concern about immigration across the country".

But she said that reform on immigration was only possible if Britain remained in the EU.

If we want to change the rules then you actually have to be in [the EU] in order to argue for that and to argue for reform. You can't get reform if you just stay on the outside.

– Yvette Cooper MP

The former Shadow Home Secretary appeared to contradict Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who said that he did not think too many migrants had entered the UK when he announced his support for the Remain campaign in the EU referendum.