•The EU’s social affairs commissioner László Andor today told the Financial Times in an interview that “There is no evidence that the workers who come to the UK are crowding out British workers.”
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said, "The EU Commissioner's comments are farcical in face of the rising population figures and growing unemployment."
The recent report in the town on Boston, Lincolnshire showed there had been a population increase of 9,000 people in 10 years. The task force which investigated this issue, led by the borough council, said this was 'unprecedented'.
"Of course a large population increase from Eastern Europe leads to pressure on local jobs, public services and housing," said Nigel Farage.
However, The European Commission told the FT that Britain is the only member state to require EU citizens who legally reside and pay taxes in the country to pass a test to qualify for basic benefits such as child care and state pension.
Commissioner László Andor said he plans to take legal action against the UK, unless it revokes this discriminatory policy.
MEP for South East England, Nigel Farage said "the threats of EU legal action show that Britain can do nothing to change immigration regime while it in the EU and has an open door to Eastern Europe. The UK cannot change the EU law on Freedom of Movement without leaving the EU. That is why Cameron must call an IN/OUT referendum. Contrary to what Cameron says today, an EU exit is the only solution to our problem of EU immigration."