But Labour ought to have demanded that the arrangements which it successfully negotiated in relation to Romanian and Bulgarian immigration be made permanent, and ought to have forced that to a division of the House of Commons.
Moreover, the ones to whom it wishes to see those rights extended are culturally far less like the British than are the ones in Romania and Bulgaria.
Whereas in Syria, formerly a French Mandated Territory, although fluency in English is now more common than it used to be, the principal second language is still very definitely French.
The Byzantine Rite Catholics in Romania were also strong opponents of the British and French-backed Ceauşescu regime, a stand for which they paid a terrible price while Ceauşescu was being created a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
But the collusion and worse of churches throughout the old Eastern Bloc cries out for a television documentary, perhaps even a series, with attendant newspaper articles and so on.
A few people, although nowhere near enough, know about the immense self-sacrifice of those who opposed apartheid within Afrikanerdom, including within its churches until they were very often driven out of them.
As well as those whose tribal backgrounds, often at once defining and defined by ecclesiastical affiliation, placed them in opposition to the ANC.
And as well as those who were simply bought off, sometimes with the best of intentions such as the desire to save a desperately needed pastoral ministry, but even so.