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Jeremy Corbyn: Blame working conditions not migrants

Jeremy Corbyn on The Andrew Marr Show. Credit: BBC

The influx of migrants into Britain should be blamed on poor regulation of working conditions, not on migrants themselves, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

Speaking on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show, the Labour leader said "endless" newspaper headlines have blamed everything on migration "without ever being prepared to look at the reality of the exploitation of people in this country and across Europe".

"Now there are several hundred people working on zero-hour contracts that have been shipped in from elsewhere," he said.

"The answer to that isn't to blame them. The answer is yes, on one level to blame Mike Ashley, but the other level is to blame the lack of regulation of working conditions both here and in other parts of Europe."

Mr Corbyn said the real issue is to improve working conditions and rights across Europe and target people making money out of exploitation.

If everybody coming in had to be paid the relevant local rate, things would be different and I suspect the number of people coming in would be reduced as a result.

– Jeremy Corbyn

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