“Today David Cameron revealed how little he listens to the British public. Time and time again voters have stated that getting control over our immigration is one of the most important policy issues in the future governance of the United Kingdom. By stating that he doesn't view the UK's migration policy as an important issue at all he is, like Brown and Blair before him, willfully dismissing voters concerns and treating them with disdain.
“Global migration flows and how we respond to these is one of the most important issues of our time. UK membership of the EU means the government cannot control low skilled mass migration into our country from eastern Europe and as authoritative reports have shown it has utterly failed to implement a robust immigration system which prevents non-EU unskilled labour obtaining work visas. The lack of properly functioning eBorder technical systems to track the numbers of those non-UK nationals who come in, overstay or go out is a national disgrace. Add to this the hundreds of thousands of people who arrive clandestinely into the UK and seek to remain 'off the grid' and what we have is not only a national embarrassment but a major national security issue.
"By sweeping an issue that affects the way that the UK budgets, plans and serves the public through infrastructure projects and services like the NHS under the carpet. The Prime Minister’s speech is in keeping with a man that is concerned only about himself, his image and a Conservative party projecting the sham pretense they are interested in what the public wants.
“UKIP's campaigns have put migration on the UK political agenda for precisely this reason. For far too long these problems have been out of sight, so out of mind. Political correctness stifled discussion and diminished accountability."