In response to yesterday's ruling by the EU Court of Justice
, entitling the non-EU parents of a member state citizen to live and work
in that country, UKIP leader Nigel Farage
said the judegment "will lead to a free for all in UK right of residence.
"This will lead to a huge increase in the number of people with a right to live and work in the UK. It will put even more strain on public services already at breaking point. The country is already full.
Mr Farage added: "This is the ECJ blasting a torpedo into British immigration policy.
"When this loophole happened in Ireland, foreign nationals were flying in from all over the world to have a child and then claim the right of residency.
"This judgement will have huge consequences for the UK. It shows why the UK must pull out of the EU political union and take back control of its own immigration policy.
"This judgement opens the door to a case to be taken against the UK and it is now guaranteed that our restrictions currently in place would be overturned."