Is there any difference between when he laid out the case for leaving the single market, between the Jeremy Corbyn and Ukip in blaming immigration for harming the lives of British workers?
Well actually no, looking at it from left or right it is the same language and the sort of language some of the left have used for over a century when it comes to immigration whether it be the Irish, West Indians or Polish.
"What there wouldn't be is the wholesale importation of underpaid workers from central Europe in order to destroy conditions, particularly in the construction industry."
In the future, foreign workers would "come here on the basis of the jobs available and their skill sets to go with it. What we wouldn't allow is this practice by agencies, who are quite disgraceful they way they do it - recruit a workforce, low paid - and bring them here in order to dismiss an existing workforce in the construction industry, then pay them low wages. It's appalling. And the only people who benefit are the companies."
Corbyn told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show:
“The single market is dependent on membership of the EU. What we have said all along is that we want a tariff-free trade access to the European market and a partnership with Europe in the future.“The two things are inextricably linked so the question then is the kind of trade relationship of the future and we have made it very clear we want a tariff-free trade access with the European market.”Corbyn said the party had not decided on whether Labour’s policy should be to remain in the customs union, but claimed that was also firmly linked to being a member of the EU. “We haven’t jumped on either side of that fence but, again, the customs union is part of the European Union.”
So is Corbyn's opposition to the single market based on opposition to the free market or is it some kind of "Socialism in One Country" ideology?