Our land is over crowded cuz of east europian, asians & some african so we are relocating
In near future we will buy land in moon or mars ( 2029)
As usual, Mr UK misses the point completely.
If you are going to make an assessment of demographics and the patterns of work and economic productivity; it pays to have something better than BNP handouts and a liberal dose of prejudice.
It is said that 2m Brits now live abroad, which means that the native resident population (whatever that means) has been falling year on year, but as a proportion of the population, old people now assume a far greater proprtion than they once did; largely thanks to improved health-care and life-expectancy. The chances are (and I do not know the answer) that many of 2m Brits abroad will be retired, and Spain is possibly the most popular choice for such people.
The fact that the birth-rate in the UK has fallen, means that there are less and less native Brits available to sustain the growing numbers of elderly people and the demands made by them on the health service. Once the "baby boom" generation reach retiring age, demand for resources will far exceed the available funding as a stable proportion of GDP.
THAT is the problem the UK (and other EU countries) face in the future, and the very reason why the pension age is now to be increased to 68 rather than 65.
Unfortunately, a once hugely productive manufacturing economy has, (like so many other countries), not become a service-industry and warehouse-economy society, and because of that, there is a considerable demand for relatively unskilled and cheap workers, which simply cannot be found from the ranks of native Brits capable of work, and who aren't druggies and criminals.
Migrant workers therefore plug the gap in the unskilled sector, and therefore beneift the overall economy to a considerable extent; making actual growth possible.
Higher up the food chain, there are definite skill shortages, and that is a much more complex situation; to some extent created by a lack of investment in training and generally falling educational standards, no matter what the officials tell us to the contrary.
Digressing slightly, when I was at school 40 years ago, we paid due respect and talked with hushed reverence about engineers, scientists and men of substance. Nowadays, school-children talk about pop-idols and dream of being celebrities!
No wonder there are skill shortages, because business has not encouraged the sort of in-job training which gives rise to skills; a classic example being truck-drivers, where there was a shortfall of 10,000 capable people 8 years ago!
No economy can thrive, adapt and grow, unless there are the right numbers of people, and the right balance between unskilled, part-skilled and skilled/professional workers.
The financial markets not only demand people of high-skill, but people who are multi-lingual; and we know how bad the Brits are at languages. As a consequence, we NEED French, and Italian, and Polish, Slovakian, Czech, German (etc etc) people to bring those skills to bear. The fact is, even the financial world has changed dramatically, and now much of the financial and technological work is increasingly done between the UK and Eurpe/Far East, and to a lesser extent, America.
It is precisely because the UK is very dynamic, and very business orientated, that many thousands of immigrant/migrant workers, at all skill levels, have been welcomed.
Like it or not, the glabilisation phenomenon is here to stay for the forseeable future, and if that be the case, then the UK (and any developed nation) desparately needs people who know the markets and have contacts there.
Project things forward 10 to 15 years, when money has been injected into Poland and Slovakia, and when car-production is perfectly placed in central-Europe (as an example), there will be numerous UK companies involved there, at all levels of business....financial, marketing, computing, distribution, logistics etc etc. If we in the UK do not have the right people, with the right skills, in the right places, then we fall behind our competitors.
Perhaps by that time, Russia will become a vital market/energy provider also, and then a new wave of very necessary migrants may come to the UK and other parts of Europe.
This is why I believe Europe to be vitally important in all aspects of our futures, because not only does it permit strategic and financial stability in a competitive world, but it will also create a pool of knowledge second to none, in spite of what the Americans would have us believe. The future may well see America drift towards South America as a source of potential partnership and economic growth; as is happening already.
As in all things, the economic map is being re-drawn and re-shaped, and for the moment, the UK is a huge player on the financial world-stage, with approximately one quarter of the world's money supply passing through the City of London every single day!!!!!
So when I see many young central and eastern Europeans slogging away doing fairly meanial jobs, I have nothing but respect for them. They have courage, determination, hope in the future and ambition.....they are the future. In the meantime, they are doing a lot for people in the UK, and helping to support the elderly and the NHS.
Now if anyone REALLY wants to take issue, perhaps they might turn their attention to the young who only want to import drugs and sell it on the streets; who never work in UK companies, but who miraculously afford to run Subaru Imprezas from the profits of the corner-shop or the take-away.
And if I come across a couple of young Poles fighting over a 50p Coke at MacDonalds, I'll buy them one each out of my own pocket!