UKIP London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle said: "Its been a great pleasure to see both Boris and particularly Zac Goldsmith as my competitor in the Mayoral race come round to the position that we in UKIP have held for decades. We believe that Britain, and London in particular would be better off out of the European Union.
"We believe that the structures of the EU are ill designed for the innovation and entrepreneurship that has been the mainstay of London for centuries. It is slow and heavy, demanding simplistic and bloated rules that stifle the quick thought and quick action that is the hallmark of an exciting successful and prosperous city.
"But we in UKIP believe that it is only by addressing mass uncontrolled inward migration that our membership of the EU guarantees can we do something about the appalling housing situation in London, a situation where it is almost impossible for Londoners to even dream of owning a house, and is crushing the dreams of millions of our young people.