21st January 2014: Last week Andrew Brons sent the following letter to the editor of the Daily Telegraph.
In your leader column (15th January), you say that Nigel Farage rejects immigration and that he thinks that lower growth is a price worth paying for a drastic cut in immigration. I shall leave aside the highly questionable assumption that a cut in immigration would cut economic growth.
On 4th May 2010, Mr. Farage told the Daily Politics Show that the United Kingdom should issue 250,000 work permits each year, which would also lead to an influx of their dependants.
On 11th December 2013, in the European Parliament, I asked him a blue card question, when was grandstanding about immigration from Bulgaria and Romania. His reply was: "Let me make this very clear to you. UKIP is not an anti-immigration party. We welcome immigration; we want immigration".
Why is M. Farage being credited with opposing immigration, when his support for immigration is on public record?
Andrew Brons MEP."