Doing the rounds on breakfast TV this morning she told the BBC's Charlie Stayt that a requirement for migrants to speak English was "dog-whistle politics". She refused to answer when asked if she wanted to reduce immigration. This reluctance to publicly declare Labour's penchant for unlimited migration suggests that even she is self aware enough to realise it would not be universally popular.
Curiously none of the leadership contenders have publicly responded to the government's plan. Perhaps they too are aware of how tricky it is to confront a popular policy.