The law of the land
New figures released by the Office for National Statistics on December 1 confirmed again that net migration into the UK is still running at around 360,000.
When added to the previous last two years, it takes the figure to over one million.
In spite of protestations by the Government that it is taking the issue seriously, it does not seem to be making any difference at all.
Our Government is happy to tell us that it is creating hundreds of thousands of jobs but clearly they are being taken by the new incomers.
When is it going to act on its promises, and when will Brits be at the front of the queue for jobs?
Everyone knows that these increases are placing huge pressure on all of our services to the point that they are approaching a total breakdown.
This additional strain is also adding huge costs to the delivery of all of these provisions.
In an attempt to balance the books this means that austerity measures fall on the least able to cope.
Although the Government is not pulling its weight, we also have Labour, which feels that there is no need to do anything and that unlimited migration is something it welcomes.
Does it welcome it because most of the migrants vote Labour?
It is well overdue for our political parties to focus on the needs of the disadvantaged, curb migration and be more proactive in removing those that have no entitlement to be here.
After all, that is the law of the land.
Chris Gallacher, TD VR,