UKIP opposes 'mass immigration'
The BBC News (U.K.), April 29, 2010
The United Kingdom Independence Party has been campaigning for UK election votes in Scotland with a pledge to halt 'mass immigration' from EU countries.
The party said European Union expansion in 2004 had resulted in more people arriving in the UK than services could cope with.
UKIP wants to take Britain out of the EU and give the public more of a say through referenda on policies.
Voters go to the polls to elect a new UK government on 6 May.
UKIP candidate Peter Adams, who is standing against Gordon Brown in the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, seat told BBC Scotland that voters wanted an alternative to the main parties.
He said one of the parties policies was to say 'no to mass immigration', adding: 'We have no control on the amount of people coming in from the EU.
'In 2004, when Romania and Bulgaria and other countries came in, the government said there might be about 13,000 coming in within the next year or so.'
Mr Adams added: 'We're talking now about two-and-a-half to three million people coming in.
'The government budgeted for only a small number of people coming in, so they've only allocated to the various cities and towns a minimum amount of money – this is completely overwhelming their resources.'
Mr Adams also disagreed with the SNP's aspiration for Scotland to be an independent nation, within Europe.