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"Half of Poles in UK plan to return home" Telegraph article


andy b 4 | 156  
28 Jan 2008 /  #1
After years of haemorrhaging its finest brains, hardest workers and best plumbers to Britain, Poland could soon be welcoming its emigres back home.

The Warsaw-based Centre for International Relations, a leading think-tank, has revealed that 51 per cent of Poles in Britain plan on moving back, with just 23 per cent intending to remain in the UK.

telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/01/21/wpoles121.xml
Jabwaw 8 | 49  
28 Jan 2008 /  #2
Nice article written and interesting fact :)

As most of the Poles have left Poland in search of earning bread and butter to England or Ireland and due to this there were a shortage of working force in Poland. After reading this article it seems this shortage of working force will be overcome in some time :)
hairball 20 | 313  
28 Jan 2008 /  #3
But when they come back and find that all the "red tape" is still in place and the average low skilled worker still gets less than 10zł per hour they might decide to ofski again!
Michal - | 1,865  
28 Jan 2008 /  #4
0zł per hour they might decide to ofski again!

The trouble is that various labour resources come and go. Soon, we will have the Romanians who will work for even less than the Poles. So it goes on and on. We have far too many immigrants now in England and by that, I am not just talking about the Poles. I think that the home market is saturated and even some liberal thinking people are getting tired of it. It has all gone far too far for too long.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
28 Jan 2008 /  #5
I am not just talking about the Poles.

Are you talking about yourself then ?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Jan 2008 /  #6
We'll see just how well Tusk has done in relation to job creation. I don't believe that the position has really improved that much. I c many people getting into the money transfer business, hehehe.
Mister H 10 | 759  
29 Jan 2008 /  #7
Interesting article, makes sense too.

The Daily Express seem to think different though.

TAXPAYERS are forking out £21million a year to bankroll child benefit for 27,000 youngsters still living in Poland, it emerged last night.

dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/33067/Soft-touch-Britain
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769  
29 Jan 2008 /  #8
i wonder how the economy will be able to reabsorb those who return.
If there is still high unemployment here, what will they do, will they start their own small businesses?

I am skeptical that those "planning" on returning will actually do so. what constitutues "planning" according to this survey anyhow? I have my doubts as to the sincerity of those plans, perhaps it's more a comment on home sickness than anything else.

I do feel for the avg. brit though it seems that big business interests definitely take priority over the wishes of the people when it comes to border accessiblity imo

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