Enough with the apologies. Week after week, senior Labour figures queue up to express regret over the party’s record on immigration. Ed Miliband thinks “low-skill migration has been too high and we need to bring it down”. Jon Cruddas, Labour’s policy review co-ordinator, claims the party “got things wrong” on immigration. The former foreign secretary Jack Straw believes opening the UK’s borders to eastern European migrants was a “spectacular mistake” that he “deeply regrets”.