Claims from one Romanian Mayor that up to half of the people in some villages may move to Britain next year, when border restrictions are lifted, highlight the dangerous gamble that politicians will be taking next year, according to UKIP Leader Nigel Farage.
“This Russian Roulette approach to immigration is stupid and completely unnecessary. Politicians in this country continue to insist that hardly any migrants will come, we now have claims from a Mayor in Romania that half may come. It is only UKIP who are saying why take the risk?
“One thing that is clear is that the prospect of work, housing and free healthcare are likely to be a big temptation for many of these people. As I’ve said before, if I was them I’d be packing my bags tomorrow.
“But we as a country have one million young people out of work and it is sheer lunacy to say next year that as many who want to come and settle in Britain from Romania and Bulgaria can. We need to start managing migration, not opening the door even further to Eastern Europe.”