•Britain still considers the levels of inward migration to be of massive concern reveals new data released by the German Marshall Fund in their Transatlantic Trends: Immigration survey for 2011.
The headline figures show that in the UK 57% people think that there "are too many immigrants", 68% regard immigration as more of a problem than an opportunity and 71% concentrate their concerns on illegal rather than legal immigration.
“While the UK maintains its traditional sympathy to those driven from their home by natural disasters, persecution and war, we are very concerned at the sheer scale of inward migration”, said Paul Nuttall, UKIP MEP for the North West.
“It makes perfect sense that this is so when the UK is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Figures released by Migrationwatch only this week show 401 people per square kilometre in England”.
“Despite all its fine words the Government has no handle on the problem of immigration, either from the EU or from the wider world.
“Its refusal to take steps to get a grip on the problem leads to enormous concerns amongst the people of Britain, and serious issues about the allocation of public resources. To carry on allowing people in with such ease is just unsustainable in the modern world,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader.