“I must be very honest about this - I am pro-immigration, I think it’s a good thing, but it is absolutely wrong of politicians to be unable to control those flows.”
“You know that an immigrant is just someone that used to be somewhere else.”
“Between 2001 and 2011, EU migrants put £20 billion into the economy. They put more in than they take out.”
“We're the grandchildren and the great grandchildren of the thousands who came from Ireland to work in our shipyards and in our factories.”
“We are going to be a fully independent, sovereign country - and that means we are going, once more, to have the freedom to make our own decisions on a whole host of different matters"
“Theresa May says it’s difficult to control immigration as part of the EU. She’s wrong – it’s not difficult, it’s impossible.”
“As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see ‘the River Tiber foaming with much blood’."
“A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in, and how many want out.”
“We will tackle the real issues of immigration and make the real changes that are needed. We will act to end the exploitation of migrant labour to undercut workers’ pay and conditions and we will ease the pressure on hard pressed public services.”
“In fact, in recent years the numbers coming here from the EU, and the numbers leaving here to go to other EU countries, have been broadly in balance."
“Problems will arise if many coloured people settle here. Are we to saddle ourselves with colour problems in the UK? Immigrants are attracted here by the Welfare State. Public opinion in UK won’t tolerate it once it gets beyond certain limits.”