Steven Woolfe huffed and puffed over an ‘ethical migration policy’ should UKIP win the 2015 General Election during their party conference today.
Speaking on the opening morning of the conference, the Migration and Financial Affairs Spokesman argued against ‘mass unskilled, uncontrolled migration,’ which he blamed on Labour.
It was Labour who opened the door to mass immigration and now we are paying for the repercussions today! #UKIPConf14
— Steven Woolfe MEP (@Steven_Woolfe) September 26, 2014
Stockport parliamentary candidate Mr Woolfe went on to suggest the introduction of a points-based system, similar to the Australian model, tasked with reducing net migration to 50,000 people per year.
The former barrister also announced that UKIP’s manifesto for next year’s election would include a pledge to introduce an extra 2,500 staff to man the UK’s border entry points.
The 46-year-old MEP for the North-West impressed the packed conference hall and those reacting to his speech on social media.
— Andrew Tekle-Cadman (@andrew_cadman) September 26, 2014
Mr Woolfe’s performance at the national party conference capped a great few weeks for the Moss Side-born politician, after he was announced as Stockport’s candidate for the 2015 General Election earlier in September.
Reacting to the news, Mr Woolfe took to Twitter to express his delight and his commitment to the town of Stockport.
As a boy my 1st job was helping my mum sell shoes in #Stockport market. This battle to rid the borough of Labour is a labour of Love for me
— Steven Woolfe MEP (@Steven_Woolfe) September 4, 2014
This year’s UKIP party conference will continue until Saturday afternoon, with Nigel Farage due to deliver his key note speech at 2:30 on Friday.
Mr Farage hit out at Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to recall parliament, somewhat strangely suggesting it was a tactic to draw focus away from the challenge of UKIP.
Speaking to the BBC, Mr Farage said: “I think Mr Cameron will do anything he can to try to deflect attention away from UKIP. He rather hopes and thinks we’re going to go away. Well, we’re not.”
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