´No ifs, no buts´ impotent successive Governments' inability to have control over Britain`s borders has been laid bare by the findings of a new reports - two West Midlands MEPs have said today.
UKIP West Midlands MEPs Bill Etheridge and James Carver today said it is time for action not rhetoric over the issue of mass uncontrolled immigration following the publication of a new report which shows the true impact of Britain´s open door policy.
MigrationWatch UK has reported that the impact of immigration was underestimated by more than 1.3million people and the think-tank's study estimated that net migration accounted for 84 per cent of Britain's population growth between 2001 and 2012.
The report was hugely critical of official statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which substantially understated the true impact of immigration.
MigrationWatch UK has warned that even if net immigration is reduced to 165,000 people a year, then ten new cities the size of Birmingham will be need to accommodate the growing population.
The think-tank's findings come just days after the Home Secretary Theresa May admitted it was unlikely that the Government would hit its target to cut net migrations to under 100,000 a year and the study comes ahead of tomorrow's release of new ONS migration figures for 2013.
Commenting on the MigrationWatch UK study today, West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge, said: "Clearly this situation cannot be sustained. Our under-pressure public services are already great strain. It is time for action on this issue not spin and rhetoric."
"Wage levels have also been supressed and we are seeing many hard working people on exploitative zero hour contracts.
Fellow West Midlands MEP James Carver, said: "The Home Secretary has admitted that the Government was likely to fail to deliver its no ifs no buts pledge on migration.
"It is true to say, and there are no ifs or buts about it, the only way we can have control over our own borders is for us to leave the EU. UKIP is not anti-immigration we are against uncontrolled immigration."