The next set of official UK immigration statistics are likely to show an increase of more than 25% in the number of Romanians and Bulgarians living in the UK since the same time last year, according to the Migration Observatory at OxfordUniversity.
According to many research, it is almost sure that there will be more immigrants in the 1st quarter of 2014 in comparison with the first quarter of 2013. There will be at least 30 000 more EU citizens coming to Britain. If these statistics turn right this will be a major embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron, who has promised to cut down the immigration number to tens of thousands people per year.
At the same time, this can provide additional impetus for the far-right UK independence party, which has promised to organize a referendum on the question of whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union. According to recent sociological researches, the UK population has, in general, a negative attitude towards mass immigration with 75% of the people firmly opposing it. UKIP leader Nigel Farage says that the UK should be able to control incoming migration from any country.
Currently, all EU citizens can freely work and live in the United Kingdom. If UKIP wins the election and Farage becomes Prime Minister, he will be able to take the UK out of EU and in this way, the EU immigration will be limited.
The Conservative Party which traditionally opposes the immigration is currently in a difficult position as its leader Mr Cameron does not want the country to leave EU, but at the same time does not want the country to leave EU.
He has implemented several sets of rules that aim at the reduction of immigration, but they have proven to be only partially successful. Nevertheless, those policies have attracted a lot of criticism due to the fact that many people consider them extremely damaging to the UK economy.
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