North West Region

Immigration rise concerns

Immigration rise concerns

The number of Bulgarians and Romanians now working in UK is almost the same as the entire population of Wigan urban area.

This was highlighted by the region’s UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall in response to the the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics showing that Bulgarian and Romanian population in the country now stands at 172,000.

That is 22,000 more than the same period in 2013.

“Romania and Bulgaria acquired the right to export their unemployed and others to Britain scarcely more than a year ago. Already, the numbers almost equal the population of the Wigan urban area, which includes Skelmersdale and Standish.

“This scale of immigration highlights yet again, but with renewed urgency, the disaster the Labour and Tory consensus on open borders represents for those of our own trying to secure decent wages and their first foot on the career ladder.

“Instead of unfettered EU freedom of movement rules the UK should be able to manage migration and we would introduce an Australian-style points-based system selecting according to our needs, ” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy party leader.

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One comment

  1. Ronan Sill /

    The other concern is the total lack of checking E.U children raised abroad thanks to British benefits. How is that possible? How crazy & irresponsible is that? No wonder the UK is a soft target for Eastern Europeans , not to mention those from other Continents. High time this abuse stopped. Meanwhile universities charge £9000 per annum for a few hours a week of teaching, or very sick patients cannot get the treatment they deserve due to ” lack of cash ” to name two scandals.

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