Advertisement

Nigel Farage: Benefits will remain 'far too generous'

The leader of the UK Independence Party has said David Cameron's plan to stop new arrivals to UK soil claiming immediate benefits would do nothing to prevent an influx of new migrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage does not believe David Cameron's plan will work Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

Nigel Farage, speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, said: "Under his proposal somebody can come here on January 1 from Romania and within 12 weeks be entitled to unemployment benefit. I think that's outrageous.

"I wouldn't call that tough. I would say that we are still being far too generous even if he does have the guts to put this in place.

"This does nothing to stop an unrestricted flow of a very large number of unskilled people coming into Britain at a time when we have a million young unemployed people."