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Tory Immigration pledge failing

Tory Immigration pledge failing


Britain’s population rose by half a million people last year – proving David Cameron’s pledge to tackle immigration is continuing to fail, says Ukip deputy leader Paul Nuttall.

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there has been an “above average” increase of 491,100 people from mid-2013 to mid-2014.

BORDEROf those, net migration into the country added 259,700 to the population.

That was even more than the country’s “natural growth” – births minus deaths – which added 226,200.

The ONS said a quarter of those births were to mothers born outside the UK.

Mr Nuttall, MEP for the North West, said: “The Prime Minister can say he wants to crack down on immigration all he likes, but it’s empty words.

“Free movement of people is a tenet of being a member of the European Union, which means 500 million people across the continent can move to live and work in any EU country they choose.

“It sounds like a Utopian dream but the reality is a huge number of those people seek out the UK as a destination because we’re a generous nation.

“The net effect is more people using the NHS, more people attending our schools, more people needing housing, more people on our crowded railway network, and more people on our roads.

“Only by leaving the EU can we begin to get a grip on uncontrolled immigration into this country, which would then enable us to plan properly for the future and the population we already have.”



One comment

  1. yvonne Suttaby /

    UKIP is the only party that is ready to tackle immigration on any level

    I moved out of London in 1982 and already then London was a foreign country to me and the situation is getting worse. Also by the fact that with open boarders the government does not know who is even in this country and how many ISIL terrorists are already here due to our porous boarders. we already harbor foreign rapists, murderers and other low life’s due to the Human Wright act.

    we need an Australian type of immigration boarder control to make it more difficult for people to get into this country I only hope that UKIP get into power if not I fear that this country will no longer be England

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