Asked on Sky News if a future Labour government would reintroduce the free movement of people between the UK and the EU, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott said: “Once we come out of the single market, freedom of movement falls.”

Presenter Kay Burley responded by saying, “Norway’s not in the single market and yet they have free movement.”

But Ms Abbott was correct on her point. Ms Burley was incorrect to say that Norway is not in the single market. It is their place in the single market that means Norway follows freedom of movement rules – even though they are outside of the EU.

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