The EU encourages immigrants from all over the world, who arrive here via Italy, which grants residency so easily – it is the EU’s weakest link. The UK Borders Agency admits that immigration is out of control. National sovereignty for Britain must mean, among other demands, controlling our borders.
The Office for National Statistics says that the number of low-skilled workers born outside Britain has more than doubled since 2002. Most of the extra 367,000 foreign-born workers in low-skilled jobs came from the eight eastern or central European countries which joined the EU in 2004. In 2002 there were approximately 4,000 workers from these nations. This year, there were 235,000. The coalition government, like Labour, encourages the inflow of workers from inside Europe.
Separate ONS figures also show that net migration has increased despite government talk of bringing it down. Net immigration rose to 242,000 in the year ending September 2010, the largest total for five years. ■