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Borderless Britain

Borderless Britain

Aug 28, 2015

By Steven Woolfe MEP Today’s ONS immigration figures stating net migration into the UK of 330,000 is astounding. This is the combined populations of York and Oxford. Add the estimated 1million illegal and undocumented migrants and, what is now clear, is that we have Borderless Britain.  The UK now hosts 8million people born outside of the UK, a staggering 12.5% of the UK population and rising. This is the figure we are being told. We have no real way of knowing how many people are here, but I believe the numbers are actually higher. Why, because the ONS figures are based on passenger service questionnaires. The ONS has been wrong on immigration for sometime.  It estimates long term net migration at 141000. As for illegal migration its anyones guess, but what we can see are thousands of people attempting daily to get into our country from Calais often paying large sums to gangsters and criminals.  What is certain is that our public services can barely cope. READ...

Paul Nuttall Column 26/08/2015

Paul Nuttall Column 26/08/2015

Aug 27, 2015

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Open door immigration is a disaster

Open door immigration is a disaster

Aug 25, 2015

EU president cannot admit it when he has got it wrong The EU Commission President’s comment that borders should remain open despite an unprecedented refugee crises show he just cannot admit when the EU has got it wrong, says local UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EU Commission hailed the Schengen Agreement – which guarantees open borders between signatories – as a ‘great achievement’. Despite a huge increase in desperate refugees from war-torn Africa and the Middle East travelling through Europe Mr Juncker hit out at nations seeking firmer border controls. He said: “What worries me is to hear politicians from Left to Right nourishing a populism that brings only anger and not solutions. “Hate speech and rash statements that threaten one of our very greatest achievements – the Schengen area and the absence of internal borders: that is not Europe.” Responding to the comments, Deputy Leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall said: “This guy just cannot admit what an increasing number of countries are now seeing, that open door immigration is a disaster, and cannot continue. “It is not hate speech to say that your country cannot afford to look after everyone who wants to come here. “It is not populism to be concerned that your health service or education system is buckling under the weight of uncontrolled immigration and firmer controls need to be considered. “Juncker’s comments shows that for him the EU is not about practicality and improvement for the lives of its citizens, it is an irrational ideology for him, that he will pursue regardless of the chaos it might cause. “Almost 50,000 migrants arrived in Greece in July alone, all headed for countries like Britain, that have generous benefits. “For Juncker to ignore the problem and tell everyone to carry on regardless is the most blatant sign he has no regard for what’s best for the citizens of the EU I have seen for a long time.” ends...

Government immigration plans slammed

Government immigration plans slammed

Aug 25, 2015

Steven Woolfe comments on Government announcement that illegally working immigrants will be sent to jail Commenting on the Government announcement that migrants working illegally face being sent to jail, UKIP Migration Spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP said: “This must be the week that the net migration numbers come out since this announcement has to be one of the most stupid ideas yet from a Government utterly bereft of a clue on how to deal with the migration crisis. It’s an idea dreamed up the Conservative Party’s PR department to camouflage Thursday’s ONS immigration statistics which will show that yet gain the government has lost control of Britain’s borders. “Sending illegally working immigrants to gaol will cost a fortune, put huge pressure on the prison system, add treacle to the already gummed up courts system with the possibility of remand and appeals stretching into a Human Rights Act horizon and keep the immigrants on our shores. Instead the Government should deport them. If they are illegally working they have broken the law. It’s that simple. “But this Government doesn’t do simple. It does do political deceit on an industrial scale. Until the Prime Minister faces up to the reality that free movement of people within the European Union is a major cause of peoples’ discontent over the number of people arriving in the UK and the way that illegal immigrants are being dealt with it can never come up with sensible solutions. The UK needs to leave the EU as soon as possible.” Follow Steven Woolfe MEP on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Steven_Woolfe Visit Steven’s...

UKIP calls for NATO Action to Stem Migrant Flow

UKIP calls for NATO Action to Stem Migrant Flow

Aug 20, 2015

Responding to today’s ‘Gold Command’ declaration on the Calais migrant crisis by the French and British governments, UKIP’s Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe commented: “Throughout this crisis the response of both governments has been lamentable and knee jerk. This latest declaration is yet another of example of this. Over the summer lorry drivers and passengers suffered the consequences of the British and French government’s inability to develop cohesive long term solutions.  The UK government has finally woken up to the logistics and security threat that migrant flash mobs in the Port pose to a major transport artery to and from Britain. The French Authorities, as usual don’t care about the British problem, are prioritising receiving EU money for rebuilding Calais port over the migrant camps. Neither government has the political will, ideas or care to address the cause of the problem in this declaration which is the extraordinary flow of illegal migrants into Europe.” “In fact, while these governments tinker around with command and control issues on our border, the situation on the Greek Islands expose a gaping migration hole on Europe’s on south east flank where tens of thousands of illegal migrants make the short sea passage from Turkey. Turkey’s failure to monitor visa applicants from outside the country creates a dangerous security risk that threatens to add to the nightmare in Calais and Europe’s cities.  Huge numbers of migrants can take a plane to Istanbul, buy a visa and then attempt to enter Europe from Greece or the North.” “It is now time for the British government to call a NATO council meeting where pressure must be put directly on Turkey to stop their lax policies and prevent this illegal flow of people which threatens peace and stability in Europe and where plans can be drawn up to coordinate military resources of the Alliance to attack the burgeoning empires of the people traffickers in North Africa.  This is the only ‘command and control’ apparatus that makes any sense in tackling at source a multi-billion pound industry that peddles in human misery.”   Follow Steven on...