Ukip leader Nigel Farage today gave David Cameron until New Year’s Eve to block thousands of Romanians and Bulgarians coming to Britain.
He said a failure to act will leave ministers facing defeat in Euro elections next year — sending an “earthquake” through Westminster.
He told his party conference in London: “East European open-door immigration will dominate the campaign.
“If the Coalition want to save their electoral skins they must, before January 1, tell Brussels we will not open our door unconditionally to Bulgaria and Romania. That is my challenge to them.”
He said London had seen a “Romanian crime wave” due to lax border controls and warned of worse when Romanians and Bulgarians gain the automatic right to come to the UK next year.
“We should not welcome foreign criminal gangs and must deport those who have committed offences,” he said. “Mr Cameron, Clegg and Miliband, are you listening?”
He claimed Ukip’s call for Britain’s EU exit would see the party dominate Euro elections next year. Recent polls put Ukip ahead of the Lib-Dems by up to 12 points.
The Independent–4 hours ago
Nigel Farage will vow today to put the expected influx of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants to Britain from January at the heart of the UK Independence Party’s …