Nigel Farage said net migration reaching a new record represented a “total breach of trust” between voters and the government.
Official data released this morning by the Office for National Statistics showed a net migration of 606,000 for last year, almost three times the pre-Brexit average of between 200,000 and 250,000.
Farage, the former leader of the Brexit Party, tweeted: “These numbers are a total breach of trust between voters and this government.
“The population explosion continues, our quality of life is deteriorating and all the government will do is tell us more lies.”
Rishi Sunak said the numbers were “just too high” and he remained committed to bringing them down. The prime minister denied that net migration was out of control.
The Conservative Party promised in its 2019 general election manifesto that “overall figures will fall”. The migration balance then amounted to 245,000.
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