UKIP Leader Farage Pledges 90 Percent Immigration Cut
Yahoo! News, March 31, 2015
The head of the UK Independence Party on Tuesday promised to slash net migration into Britain by 90 percent as he unveiled an election poster showing escalators riding up the White Cliffs of Dover.
In a campaign stop at the ferry port city, Nigel Farage accused Prime Minister David Cameron of being “dishonest”, arguing that Britain could not control immigration while staying in the European Union.
Farage said he would cut net migration to around 30,000 people a year from the current level of some 300,000 a year. The Conservatives had promised to reduce the numbers to under 100,000 a year.
“I’m saying a net level of about 30,000 a year is roughly what we had for 50 years from 1950 almost until the turn of the century,” Farage said.
“It was a level at which this country was comfortable and that integration was possible and it didn’t, crucially, compress the wages.”