The Conservatives have failed the people of Rochester and Strood on immigration. The coalition have broken their promise to bring net migration down to the ‘tens of thousands’ with the country now having to face an unsustainable level of net immigration of 225,000 each year. They are now exacerbating this important issue by ministers using inflammatory language to hide their incompetence.
Steven Woolfe, UKIP’s Migration Spokesman, and Mark Reckless, UKIP By-Election Candidate, have today condemned the Conservatives for lowering the tone of the debate.
Steven Woolfe said “politicians must be wary of the words they use when referring to the issue of migration. Failure to do so can cause friction in the local community. This can fuel far right fringe parties, who will try and capitalise on the derogatory language used by mainstream political parties”.
“Our ethical migration policy will not discriminate nor favour any particular nationality. We wish to introduce an Australian styled points based system here in Great Britain, so we can finally control the levels of migration entering the country. UKIP believe in quality, not quantity. To ensure this we will increase the UK Border Agency staff by 2,500, meaning a more practical, sensible and fair migration policy for the UK.”
Fully endorsing Steven Woolfe’s agenda-setting work on migration, Mark Reckless added:
“The rebalancing of our immigration policy that only exit from the EU makes possible will end the discrimination against Commonwealth countries, which unlimited immigration from within the European Union has caused. Only UKIP’s points system guarantees the equal and ethical treatment of Common wealth and all applicants, as well as the restoration of the proper controls of our borders British voters rightly expect and turn to UKIP to deliver.”