Cameron’s broken promise on immigration

As a UKIP supporter I want our politicians to take back control of our borders from Brussels, where it currently resides.

But also as a UKIP supporter I think we should follow David Cameron’s advice...

Back in 2010 under the Labour government, and just before the last General Election, net immigration was running at a quarter of a million people a year, so David Cameron made a promise. He knew that opinion polls consistently showed overwhelming support for drastic cuts in immigration levels. So he announced that if the Conservatives won the election they would reduce the figure to just “tens of thousands a year”. What’s more he gold-plated his promise in the Tory’s election literature with this bold statement “So this is our contract with you. I want you to read it and – if we win the election – use it to hold us to account. If we don’t deliver our side of the bargain, vote us out in five years’ time”.

Five years down the line, on May 7th, we face another General Election. And as The Times newspaper of March 2nd reports, net immigration in 2014 was not in the ‘tens of thousands’ as promised, but just under three hundred thousand – tens of thousands more than in Labour’s last year of office!

So David Cameron has broken a major clause of his own “Contract between the Conservative Party and you”. How therefore can we trust anything he says this time around? It’s time to follow his earlier advice and, as he so earnestly requests, vote the Conservatives out of office - along with their Lib Dem flunkies.

John Harvey