Immigration has been hugely beneficial to the UK: theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/05/migration-target-useless-experts
Migrants contribute £25bn to UK economy, study finds. Arrivals from EEA countries since 2000 have worked more and received less in benefits than average Briton, academics argue
Migrants coming to the UK since the year 2000 have been less likely to receive benefits or use social housing than people already living in the country, according to a study that argues the new arrivals have made a net contribution of £25bn to public finances.
1) A brain drain many of the brightest and best have left Poland, has this resulted in skill shortages in Poland?
Quite true, however, much like when many countries that have experienced a 'brain-drain' when the good times do come to Poland, i.e. it meets the high expectations of Polish immigrants living abroad many of them will return.
What worries me though is that the Polish govt is doing nothing to try and stop the rot that is setting in. They have zero interest in trying to keep young, educated Poles in Poland. It's a sad state of affairs and without the young to keep the country going and fresh ideas it will remain a conservative inward-looking country :(