Due to the high number of immigrants moving to the UK because of EU enforced unlimited migration laws, recent reports have revealed that the UK now has one of the highest birth rates in Europe.
Our health system is under unprecedented strain, our public transport is overloaded, and we face a severe shortage of housing. If our birth-rate continues to rise so rapidly, how will we afford to build the new schools, hospitals and the other services these new citizens will require? Simultaneously, while we fund all these new services, government departments face universal funding shortages and we have to tackle an unprecedented financial deficit.
Controlled immigration has benefits for our society, but I believe it is time to end the senseless open-borders policy enforced by the EU. We must introduce a new migration system, based on what our country needs. This system should be based on the model used in Australia – who have an immigration system tailor made to suit the needs of the country.
Jonathan Arnott MEP
UKIP, North East