By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 16:34 GMT, 13 November 2019 | Updated: 08:45 GMT, 14 November 2019
Labour splits on free movement deepened tonight after union baron Len McCluskey insisted it should not stay in place if the UK leaves the EU.
Mr McCluskey, a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn, said the party's official policy of keeping open borders was 'not a sensible approach'.
The intervention from the Unite head comes ahead of a crunch meeting of party chiefs this weekend to finalise the election manifesto.
Activists at Labour conference voted this autumn to make its formal position to 'maintain and extend free movement rights'.
But Mr Corbyn has repeatedly refused to say whether he will try to restrict free movement from the EU as part of another renegotiation with Brussels if he wins power.
Len McCluskey (left), a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn (right in Glasgow today), said the party's official policy of keeping open borders was 'not a sensible approach'
Mr McCluskey told the Guardian today: 'We will have to see