Even before the vote, Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, had indicated that unlimited EU immigration should be reviewed.
He said ‘woe betide’ his party if it ignored public concerns.
Labour’s hard-Left shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, showed the penny had dropped even for him when a week after the referendum he acknowledged that the free movement of people between the UK and the EU will end with Brexit.
It seemed Labour finally understood.
But then at the end of September the antediluvian Jeremy Corbyn committed his party to unlimited EU immigration.
There would be no curbs should he ever become prime minister