On a likeability scale ... for me Jarek the Polish builder wins hands down !
Yes, for me too ! He seemed the much nicer of the two blokes, but did seem rather naive about what it takes to run a business. Also, if he was four months behind with his rent, how come he hadn't looked for another job entirely ?
I was rather disappointed that the British builder had to be such a stereotype. Did they really have to go for someone like that ? Was that the best C4 could find ?
It showed the Polish as hard workers that hope their work ethic will get them through any situation (even when they don't know what they're doing) and it showed the British as "Bodgit & Scarper" merchants whose jobs end up the subjects of official investigations !
I think that the programme makers had their own agenda (as they always do) and I don't think they wanted to portray British builders in a positive light.