• Newly released figures showing that the number of British builders fell by nearly 60,000 last year as foreigners flooded the industry make depressing reading, said UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall today.
“These figures from the Office for National Statistics are another snapshot of what we already knew, there are too many immigrants taking jobs that British workmen should be doing.
“It seems almost every day more statistics are released which demonstrate how badly the UK is being affected by immigration.
“Unless we withdraw from the European Union, the immigration spiral will continue and more and more jobs, and not just in construction, will be taken by immigrants.
“In spite of Cameron’s meaningless promises to the British people that immigration will be finally controlled, figures released last week showed that immigration into this country last year increased by 21%,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP Deputy Leader.