10 per cent
From all the reports i have heard i thought 1/2 the bloody town consisted of Poles.
and those stories about them opening businesses, surely that can't be right, because according to that brilliant newspapers that is known for its probity and research most of them live on welfare.
And according to the mail-Lithuanians, Slovakians etc. They can all be classified as Poles now apparently.
But hold on. It seems that the mail can't make its mind up, apparently now they are no longer on welfare, and instead: "Skilled and highly-motivated Poles 'push British graduates to back of the jobs queue"
According to the mail and Richard Lambert- the leader of the CBI: "His remarks in a speech to university vice-chancellors suggest that some of the hundreds of thousands of Eastern European workers who have come to Britain since their countries joined the European Union in 2004 are beginning to move out of the lowest paid work to challenge Britons for more demanding and better rewarded jobs
Mr Lambert, the director general of the employers' body, was also scathing about the Government's efforts to improve the competitiveness of young Britons on the jobs market and said the quality of British graduates was too low.
"If businesses can't find the skills or work attitudes that they need in the national workplace, they can perfectly well recruit them elsewhere," he said.
"They don't have to hire people from the UK system. And they don't have to locate their activities in the UK. That surely has been the big lesson since the EU enlargement."
He added: "Since then I've lost count of the number of times that employers have told me depressing stories about how the skills and employability of their central European - often Polish - recruits compare favourably with those of the domestic labour pool.
"Of course it does not make sense for a whole society to meet its skills needs by bringing in qualified immigrants.
"But it is perfectly rational, and it is certainly possible, for an individual company to behave in this way."
So much for those self serving British university ratings.