The British government cannot take remedial action because it is powerless to do so while we are members of the European Union.
By Gerard Batten MEP
• The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the UK population has reached an all-time high of 64 million.
Over the past year alone the figure has gone up by an incredible 400,000.
This incredible growth has been caused by immigration and births to migrants. When Tony Blair took office in 1997 the population was about 58 million. Since then a policy of uncontrolled and unlimited immigration has been the norm.
Britain is the most densely populated country in Europe, and one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
In 2009 I warned of this unsustainable growth in my booklet, Immigration: Action Overdue. The population projections from the ONS and other groups clearly showed where the numbers were heading unless radical action was taken to limit immigration.
We can see all around us the problems caused by unlimited and uncontrolled immigration. The increasing demands on public services, schools, transport infrastructure, etc. are apparent for all those that have eyes to see.
The biggest problem with this scale of immigration is that we cannot accommodate these vast numbers in our relative small island. The latest ONS figures predict that the population will be 68 million by 2022, and 70 million by 2022.
The British government cannot take remedial action because it is powerless to do so while we are members of the European Union. That is why we have to leave, and regain control of our borders and immigration policy.