LETTER: ‘UKIP are not against immigration’ – Hartlepool candidate

UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall on the campaign trail.
UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall on the campaign trail.

I THINK people need to understand that we, in UKIP, are not against immigration.

UKIP recognises the benefits of limited, controlled immigration.

Immigration is not about race. It is about numbers.

The latest net migration figures of 298,000 are truly shocking.

Nearly 300,000 people came into this country in the last year.

That is far too many people.

It puts massive pressure on schools, housing, hospitals and jobs.

We are simply arguing for a controlled and limited immigration system like Australia, where we can control the quality and quantity of people who come into Britain.

UKIP will bring in an Australian points-based immigration system which treats everyone the same, equally and fairly.

It will judge everyone on their own individual skills and talents.

And we would have a limit of between 20,000 and 50,000.

Net migration was 252,000 under Labour, and it is now 298,000 under the Tories.

Labour and the Tories have both failed on immigration.

Only UKIP will deliver controlled immigration.

Phillip Broughton,

UKIP Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (Hartlepool),

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