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Labour’s uncontrolled free-for-all immigration policies should be consigned to the dustbin – The Sun

BRITAIN must attract the best people from around the world so it can thrive after Brexit.

That’s why Labour’s crazy uncontrolled free-for-all immigration policies should be consigned to the dustbin.

They would open the floodgates to hundreds of thousands more migrants every year, stretching our creaking public services to breaking point.

The next Government must set levels that bolster the economy without over-burdening the NHS, schools and housing.

Home Secretary Priti Patel’s plans to admit foreigners only if they have a job offer will go a long way to striking this balance.

And to stop Britain being a magnet for opportunists who cost more than they contribute, she will also make migrants wait five years before they can claim benefits.

These sensible rules will apply to all who want to come here, including EU citizens.

Border control was one of the reasons millions voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum.

The Tories estimate that Labour’s free movement plans would boost immigration by an eyewatering 840,000 a year.

That’s the combined populations of Manchester and Newcastle. Apart from overloading public services, the influx could include jihadis and other criminals.

As Priti Patel says on the facing page, the idea of Calamity Corbyn and his sidekick Diane Abbott in charge of our borders makes her “feel sick”. Voters have a clear choice on immigration.

Our guess is, they won’t need long to make up their mind.

Keep Santa special

THERE are few more powerful images of innocence than Father Christmas.

But the jolly, bearded figure has become the latest target of the politically correct brigade. Stores are telling their Santa Clauses how to “behave appropriately”.

While shops rightly take precautions, these Santas surely should know how to behave, and are themselves more likely to be at risk from badly behaved children.

Talk about putting the grot into grotto. Lighten up! It’s Christmas.

The Sun shines on

TODAY is a milestone in newspaper history. The Sun celebrates its 50th birthday.

In one of our first editorials we declared our paper was “always for the people”.

Whether it be championing causes close to your heart, astounding the world with world-beating scoops or holding the powerful to account, that is just as true today as it was then.

But we couldn’t have achieved anything without your support. It’s The Sun, and its readers, wot dunnit.

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