VOTERS sent a forceful message to David Cameron last night not to relax border controls with Romania and Bulgaria.
Nearly eight out of 10 – 79 per cent – quizzed for an opinion poll wanted visa restrictions on the Eastern European countries to stay.
The results follow widespread fears that the UK will be flooded with a new wave of immigrants after controls are dropped to meet European Union freedom-of-movement rules.
The poll was commissioned by anti-Brussels campaign group Get Britain Out who said it proved Britons want to take back control of their borders.
FARCE OF ‘COME TO THE UK’ INVITE BY OUR EMBASSIES
BRITISH embassies in Romania and Bulgaria were last night criticised for appearing to encourage migrants to head for the UK.
Embassy websites in the capitals of the two Eastern European countries are running a campaign hailing Britain as “one of the very best places in the world to visit, live, work, study invest and do business”.
But that contradicts a planned advertising blitz by ministers aimed at preventing an expected flood of people – by portraying the UK as cold, wet and no soft touch for benefits claimants.
Tory MP Philip Davies said: “This is a farce. The Government is trying to discourage people coming from these two countries.
“These messages from the embassies are saying the opposite.”