UK Populists to Use Fears of Bulgarians, Romanians as Campaign Focus
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is preparing to exploit fears over mass influx from Romania and Bulgaria as the focus of its campaign strategy, according to British media.
On Monday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that it is currently impossible to predict immigration levels from Bulgaria and Romania when access restrictions are lifted in December 2013.
However, UKIP has stated that move could lead to an influx of 350,000 to 400,000 Romanians or Bulgarians into this country, claiming it will impact on crime rates, according to The Independent.
The party has declared that the issue would play a "significant and major" part in its local election campaign in May and would be bound to feature in contests for the European Parliament in 2014.
A UKIP spokesman has argued that free movement between Britain, Romania and Bulgaria was "going to have an impact on schools, housing, roads, facilities, health care and – I hate to say it – crime".
Romania and Bulgaria's citizens can move to Britain for work when temporary limits expire on December 31 2013.
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"5 million unemployed Spaniards, who have already got the right to come to Britain"---5 mln (or so, ;-) )-yeah, it is so, simply a fact.
"why do they seem so obsessed with the 300,000 Bulgarian and 700,000 Romanian people who are unemployed?"---"they" consider
them (as well as people from ex-Soviet republics, btw) as thieves, as 2-nd, third or even 5-th sort people, simply an observation.
"With 2.5 million unemployed already, I can't see why anyone in their right mind would think the UK is good place to go to find work"---with
all (obvious for me) idiocy in the UK' foreign policy and UK officials'
shameful protection of rich criminals (Berezovsky+), GB created the
quite strong in all aspects and attractive for foreigners system within
its borders, simply a truth.
With 2.5 million unemployed already, I can't see why anyone in their right mind would think the UK is good place to go to find work.
Add to that the high cost of living, the shit weather, limited places to graze a donkey and the UK starts to look even less attractive.
The UKIP are obviously so worried that their chances of success in the polls are so low, that they need to resort to fearmongering instead of coming up with a credible domestic policy designed to improve the employment conditions in Britain.
You never hear them talking about the 5 million unemployed Spaniards, who have already got the right to come to Britain; So why do they seem so obsessed with the 300,000 Bulgarian and 700,000 Romanian people who are unemployed?