Stop this crazy immigration free for all

UK Border Agency officer checking a passport in the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
UK Border Agency officer checking a passport in the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

What I have suspected for a while is now official. England is the most crowded country in mainland Europe.

For the past 50 years, Labour and the Tories, cheered from the sidelines by the Lib-Dems, have allowed a massive increase in our population, with no mandate or consultation. This culminated in the Blair/Brown immigration explosion of the last decade.

The current coalition boasts about cutting immigration, but it is still 182,000 a year. That’s a new Preston that needs to be accommodated every other year. Where will their children go to school? Which traffic jam will they join? Which streets will their cars block? How long will they wait for a doctor, dentist, casualty? Whose job will they take? And, most importantly, which green fields will be built over to house them? Never mind the cost of it all.

Bearing all this in mind, you might think the current government and opposition would be putting measures in place to control things. Instead, they are presiding over another massive immigration wave from Romania and Bulgaria and they just wring their hands.

Let’s start 2014 with a change of heart and support the pragmatic and sensible policies of UKIP and stop this crazy free for all.

Graham Cannon

Pendle UKIP