Huge increase of 292,000 foreign workers in past year


New figures out today from the Office of National Statistics showing a huge rise in the number of foreign workers by 292,000 in one year demonstrate that Conservative-Lib Dem immigration policy has been an “abject failure”, according to UKIP Leader Nigel Farage.

An extra 292,000 foreign workers represents a 7% rise in just one year, including 168,000 more EU workers. Of this number, 115,000 of the increase came from "A8 countries" including Poland.

Figures out today show that the number of Romanian and Bulgarians working in the UK has increased by a quarter in just twelve months, now topping 140,000, up 29,000 in the past year. These figures do not include the dependents of foreign workers or those migrants not in work.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "These numbers represent another huge increase in the number of foreign workers coming into Britain. Far from controlling immigration, this government has shown it has absolutely no control over Britain's borders and no intention of putting the British people first.

"Having promised the British electorate that they would bring net immigration down to the tens of thousands, the government has instead overseen another massive increase in those coming to Britain.

"Only UKIP will leave the EU and restore proper borders that mean we can have quality control and volume control when it comes to immigration, rather than the free-for-all that the Coalition have overseen following Labour's immigration failure."​

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