NEW figures showing net migration to the UK has jumped 30% in a single year to 212,000.

The rise of 58,000 in 12 months to September 2013 has been attributed by the Office for National Statistics to migrants from recession-hit southern Europe.

These figures show just what a failure the Government has been when it comes to controlling immigration.

It is utterly pointless setting immigration targets when you can’t even decide who can and cannot come in to this country.

The reality is that until we end the open door immigration policywith the EU and take back full control over our borders, nothing can really be done.

Phil Griffiths, Ukip North West