UKIP, which stands for the ‘United Kingdom Independence Party’, is a right-wing political party with Paul Nuttall in charge. Over 39,000 citizens are members of UKIP and the party has been steadily growing ever since Brexit occurred, as they had merely achieved the purpose of their party when Britain left the EU. It is believed that migration outbound is around 323,000, whereas inbound is 596,000 a year, of this (inbound) 268K were from the EU whereas 257K were from outside the EU.
As highly skilled labour is extremely valued as well as students, they would be allowed into the country with a visa, unfortunately lowly skilled labour will experience a 5 year ban, in order to balance the flow of immigration. Mr Nuttall believes this “radical plan” will provide the party a much needed competitive edge over the conservatives, however Theresa May has included in her manifesto that net migration will drop. Net migration is simply defined as the difference between outbound immigration and inbound immigration, to identify whether there is in an imbalance in the flow of migration.
The policy hoped to be implemented will be known as the ‘one-in, one-out policy’, with the hopes of cutting migration from 600,000 to 300,000, overall believing they can achieve a 0% net migration level by five years’ time. There is an exception to the ban on low skilled labour, as ‘seasonal’ fruit pickers are allowed six month visas, due to the fact they play an important part in the UK economy, also it is an easy way to make quick money. UKIP are considering an ‘Australian style points system’ for ‘families, workers and students’, with a Migration control commission overlooking the whole operation. It is important to remember that until Brexit is finalised in 2019, there will still be the free movement of labour, which could cause an even bigger issue for the party. Mr Nuttall commented with “Net migration has been equivalent of a city the size of Birmingham over the past three years”... “This is clearly unsustainable and it is clearly unfair, particularly to inner city communities”.
The conservatives, particularly David Cameron were criticized in 2010 for not causing a significant drop in immigration levels, which could be classed as ‘sustainable’ enough for satisfaction. Immigration barriers have also been seen to be a burden for business, as employers seek the best workers regardless of their worldwide location. Reflecting upon this Nuttel made a fair statement that the Tories should not be trusted by their ‘political will’, as they lack the efforts to achieve any goals regarding the limiting on immigration. John Bickley, proclaimed that England was “the sixth most overcrowded country in the world”. Immigration not only puts a strain on the job sector for British citizens but also on local communities to deliver more needed resources and the public sector to create more transport in order to align with the carrying capacity of the population, not to mention wage cuts.