ONS Immigration figures released this morning are "absolutely staggering" according to Steven Woolfe MEP, the UKIP Migration spokesman."The Government should be ashamed of its abject failure to keep control of the constantly rising numbers of those arriving here", he said.
"This Government's policy is fatally holed beneath the water line and is sinking fast.
"More significantly perhaps is the fact that the net migration figure was just under 300,000 people.
"This is a 42% increase on the year on year figures from last year. That's a city the size of Hull settling here in the last 12 months.
"No Government can rationally plan to build the services required to cope with these numbers. The schools, the hospitals, the houses, the roads cannot be provided at such a speed, the capital costs required are huge and burden on the taxpayer will be even more strained.
"The Government has planned for failure by deceiving themselves and the country that they could keep these figures down to their infamous idea of "tens of thousands".
"During the course of this parliament, the Government has seen more than a million incomers settle permanently in the UK.
"According to the ONS there have been a "statistical significant" increase under every matrix they use including net long term migration, overall immigration, family reunions, national insurance numbers registered, and those coming here for employment and study.
Mr Woolfe continued, "Migration is one of the top concerns going into this election and it is clear that UKIP is the only party trusted to deal with it.
"We will set a cap on the number of people permitted to work and reside in the UK by introducing a fairer, and more transparent points based system ensuring we get the skilled immigrants we need and in numbers that the economy can manage."