Have you heard about UKIP? It’s the United Kingdom Independent Party. Here is the UKIP immigration policy from their website:
Thursday, 28th March 2013
As a member of the EU, Britain has lost control of her borders. Some 2.5 million immigrants have arrived since 1997 and up to one million economic migrants live here illegally. Former New Labour staff maintain that this policy has been a deliberate attempt to water down the British identity and buy votes. EU and human rights legislation means we cannot even expel foreign criminals if they come from another EU country. This is why immigration control is so essential and overdue. UKIP will:
· End mass, uncontrolled immigration. UKIP calls for an immediate five-year freeze on immigration for permanent settlement. We aspire to ensure that any future immigration does not exceed 50,000 people p.a.
· Regain control of UK borders. This can only be done by leaving the European Union. Entry for work will be on a time-limited work permit only. Entry for non-work related purposes (e.g. holiday or study) will be on a temporary visa. Overstaying will be a criminal offence.
UKIP is running 2000 candidates in local elections and is kicking off a new campaign today. They have made great progress as a party already, hitting an average of 13 per cent in the polls and pushing the Tories into third place in the Eastleigh by-election.
Hail the UKIP! Hip hip hooray!