Dam i missed the show i so meant to watch it,
it is on bbc i player to watch if you missed it ............
i watched it and took notes focuses on PETERBOROUGH area only in particular the New England area of the city .....
At the turn of the last century America had Ellis Island at the turn of this century Britain has Victoria Station (a quote of dialogue from the documentary)
most eastern europeans (this was the term used alot) work in tescos .. building work .. packing and picking
Primary area focused on a street called Lincoln Road ... Spoke to the local councillor Charles Swift of the New England ward who seemed to have changed his views and opinions of immigration since the 1970's when he welcomed immigrants to Peterborough due to the overwhelming numbers the area had government unofficial figures est. 160.000 in this area he claims they is some 20-30.000 more Eastern European immigrants in the area
Focused also on the Gdansk area and the workforce there is now made up of women doing the mens jobs as one polish woman put it "Women can get a job easy as all the men have left"
17-25 year old females are being trained as firefighters as there is a shortage of firefighters ..
the shipyard is now employing koreans and chinese in place of the polish workforce that as soon as trained apparently are leaving to work in the West (France/Uk/Scotland and Germany were mentioned)
Bogden Oleszek featured on the documentary as did Lech Walesa(and again his love of woman didnt go unnoticed by me as he is quoted saying "i do not pay attention to him (bogden) but his wife she is beautiful)
English people are also regarded as being lazy and want to claim benefits ... and Marusz says he is in no hurry to return to Poland after arriving in the UK a few days earlier and admires English tolerance ...
Most common complaint "foreigners taking our job" yet the english that were interviewed outside a JCP (Jobcentre plus building) who were all male ... when given opportuntity to work the next day picking in a field for 10 hours at £7+ an hour .. turned their noses up at it and scoffed would rather sign on instead ... whilst one cracked one a can of "wifebeater" (stella artois for those that dont know)What was anyone else's thoughts?