Hajinder Singh, 38, a corporate banker and has a previous UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for Birningham’s Perry Barr constituency, has now quit the party due to his reported disagreements over the immigration policy. He has launched the ‘Open Borders Party’, upon disagreement with his former Euro-sceptic party’s immigration policy and has called for the country to throw open its borders.
"I wanted to leave the EU, but I'm a libertarian and I believe in independence and freedom," Singh was quoted as saying.
Singh said he is a libertarian and wants an open border as long as “the new arrivals do not have a criminal record or contagious disease, pay an entry fee, are denied state benefits, and pay higher tax rates for some years”.
As per Singh, the policy would help boost the economy of the country and will be extremely beneficial. However, his previous party, the UKIP did not support his opinions and therefore he has to resign. Singh plans to contest the next elections and hopes to attract like-minded people to support him and join his party.
Earlier, Singh has earlier made headlines during the British general elections campaign after spending 13 hours a day waving at thousands of cars passing through the busy Scott Arms junction in Great Barr. He finished third behind the Labour Party MP Khalid Mahmood and Conservative candidate Charlotte Hodivala securing over 5000 votes, more credit to his unusual campaigning style.