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    For self-employed businessman James Daisley in Falkirk, Scotland immigration is of central importance and it is because of this that he will be voting to leave the European Union on June 23.

    The EU debate has never been more heated, with immigration being one of the key concerns for voters in the UK. 

    A vote to leave is top priority for Daisley, who is a self-employed businessman from Falkirk. He believes it will show the European Union that Britain is no longer prepared to put up with high levels of immigration and people from other countries claiming free housing and benefits, while the tax payer struggles to make ends meet.

    "I don't think it benefits the UK to stay in the EU. I have a problem with immigration and people coming from Eastern Europe, Syria and South Africa. There's a multitude of them coming into Europe and their main purpose is to come to Britain, they see Britain as an easy option to have an easy life. It is right for me to say that it shouldn't be at tax payer's expense," Daisley told Sputnik.

    "There are other countries queuing up to join the EU — like Turkey — and they have 75 million people that are dying to get the benefits [British] tax payers has worked hard to get. So why should we give to people who have done nothing for the country?" 

    "They have never paid tax. They haven't contributed anything."

    However, Daisley doesn't agree that migrants who have come to Britain decades ago, have been working and paying their taxes, should be forced to leave.

    "That's not right. I don't accept that. I don't think it will happen. What will happen is people coming into the UK after Brexit will be really scrutinized." 

    "The British people are getting fed up with those coming in the country with nothing. They can't speak English, they have no money and no jobs, thinking they can get housing for nothing."

    James Daisley's father fought in the First World War and he recalls how hard it was for people of that generation to fight for a free Britain. Now that the UK have joined the EU, it is evident this union cares little about the people, as it allows thousands of refugees and immigrants to freely move across borders and enter the UK said Daisley.

    "These people that are coming into the country have a criminal record and we can't put them out of the country as it effects their human rights. It is not right. It's like tying our hands and gagging us at the same time. We don't deserve it. And this vote is a opportunity to let the EU know we won't stand for it," Daisley told Sputnik.

    Daisley condemns the "scaremongering" techniques of Bremain campaigners, saying they are "coming from people with lots of money".

    "It stinks quite badly. Before Britain joined the European Union — it was a great country, still is and will be a great country. Regardless of what the European countries say, we are still Britain! It won't change just because we have left," Daisley told Sputnik.

    "All we are getting is a headache. Where do you stop? If you don't stop now, the next thing you know Turkey will be joining the EU regardless of their human rights that everyone is complaining about."

    James Daisley recognizes that once the UK leaves the European Union, this sets a precedent for other EU states who may decide to follow Britain's example.

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