“Unsustainable migration numbers from Romania and Bulgaria has increased wage compression, resulting in wage stagnation and displacement for many British workers. Millions of families across the UK now find themselves in a situation where, the day to day cost of living has risen but their household income remains stagnant.
“With the UK having an open border to 485 million Europeans and with net migration running at 243,000 per year, it is impossible to make any long term and sustainable plans on infrastructure, housing and other public services. We need a migration system where we have the ability to control the quantity and quality of immigration into the UK, to sustain our public services for future generations.”
Notes to Editors:
UKIP often cited predictive figures on analysis carried out by Migration Watch estimating 50,000 migrants from Romania and Bulgaria per year. The current ONS figures give 49,000 as the year on year figure.