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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/cros...nts/5129224.stm

Polish concern as workers migrate

By Tim Whewell

BBC Radio 4's Crossing Continents

They're young, they're keen and they're over here. But can Poland afford to let its skilled workforce settle permanently in the UK?
It is the largest immigration in the UK since the Huguenots arrived in London from France in the 17th Century.
At first it suited everyone - the UK gained badly-needed labour for workplaces from cafes to operating theatres, and Poland found a solution to its 17% unemployment, the highest in the EU.
But now, Poland is becoming alarmed that it may be seriously damaged by the departure of so many of its brightest and most energetic citizens.

Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and other newcomers to the EU may also worry as their workers begin to arrive on our shores to fill the BTLs and reduce the number of empty homes on the market. Is this is the real bottom line for their desire to enter the EU? To leave their homelands for the UK?

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"But she is gradually becoming convinced there is no future for them at home."

I'm thinking the same. I might move to Poland.

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Is this is the real bottom line for their desire to enter the EU? To leave their homelands for the UK?

Umm...., in the majority of cases, no actually. (More to do with wanting economic growth in their own country, and why not after being stuck under Soviet rule following on from the horrors of WWII.)

I've also heard people moaning on this forum about polish immigrants being to blame for builders not being able to charge more. Can't say I was overwhelmingly upset when I heard this. Not when the local builder turns up to give a quote driving a Porsche, and then takes people for all that they're worth and them some.

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