Broaden   Since joining the EU, Posts have come here in their hundreds of thousands Faultfinders say they deny Britons of occupations what’s more, houses Financial analysts say they are including 300million to the economy what’s more,

May 2006
Broaden   Since joining the EU, Posts have come here in their hundreds of thousands Faultfinders say they deny Britons of occupations what’s more, houses Financial analysts say they are including £300million to the economy what’s more, keeping intrigue rates down Beginning today, in this major investigative series, the Mail sets out to find the truth

The racks of the Polskie Delikatesy are packed with jugs of red cabbage, salted cucumbers, smoky kabanos sausages, dim Polski chleb (bread) what’s more, racy, unintelligible magazines I inquire a question what’s more, the assistant, a youthful lady with long dark hair, looks at me blankly, shrugs what’s more, shakes her head
I turn to two other customers, a match of stocky men in work clothes, be that as it may they are similarly puzzled So, incapable to make myself understood, I retreat
I feel like a foreigner, yet this is not Warsaw, Kracow or, on the other hand Gdansk I am in Southampton, an English city where one in ten of the 220,000 populace is presently accepted to be Polish
No one knows precisely how numerous Posts live in the city, yet gauges begin with “at minimum 10,000” what’s more, rise to 30,000
What is undeniable is that Southampton is encountering the greatest inundation of outsiders in its history It’s the most noticeable appearance so far of the biggest wave of movement for at minimum 300 years
Home Office figures appear that 205,000 Posts have come here to work since May 2004, at the point when Poland what’s more, other previous Soviet coalition nations were permitted to join the EU
Most of the bigger EU nations blocked nationals of the new part states from moving in seek of work until 2009 – be that as it may not Britain
The marvel of the Clean handyman – the hard-working, ever-available tradesman – has been experienced all over Britain There can scarcely be a road in the nation where a kitchen or, on the other hand rooftop hasn’t been settled by an eastern European
But while the center classes have been full of praise, others guarantee the rivalry has implied English laborers losing out Last month, joblessness figures climbed to three per penny – the most noteworthy since October 2003 – giving new ammo to the critics
However, monetary forecasters the Ernst & Youthful Thing Club guaranteed last month that the flood had as a matter of fact kept intrigue rates down what’s more, supported the Treasury’s coffers by £300million
Largest wave of migration for 300 years
So what is the truth? Is this dynamic new workforce filling a require in Britain, boosting the economy what’s more, instructing the indigenous incompetent populace about the ethos of hard work? Are these outsiders being invited or, then again shunned?
In a major three-part investigation, the Mail has gone by urban areas over the country, from the rural areas of Southampton to the domains of Manchester
We’ve talked to Clean laborers in a Woolworth’s stockroom in Rochdale, those at a Tesco circulation organization in Middleton, sustenance plant laborers in East Anglia, the handymen of London what’s more, the Clean beauticians presently showing up in our towns what’s more, cities
And we’ve been to Poland, to the city of Rzeszow, to reveal the human cost of this mass departure of young, aggressive laborers constrained to procure a living abroad
For the to begin with time, it’s conceivable to build up the truth behind one of the greatest waves of migration in present day times
What rises is an remarkable picture of contrasts: trust what’s more, greed; hard work what’s more, exploitation; desire what’s more, pounding poverty Yet one thing is certain – the result of this ‘open door’ strategy is no place close as clear cut as the Government would have us believe
In London, the Clean populace is presently put at 50,000, be that as it may Andrzej Tutkaj at the Clean Focus in Hammersmith accepts there may be ten times that number living in what’s more, around the capital
Yesterday, David Roberts, chief of requirement what’s more, expulsions at the Home Office, conceded that the Government is no longer pestering to chase hundreds of thousands of unlawful outsiders what’s more, told MPs he did not have the “faintest idea” how numerous were at huge in the UK
Numbers are likely to increment in the event that Bulgaria what’s more, Romania join the EU in January next year – something which EU pioneers said recently they were decided to push ahead with
The Government’s figures are famously unreliable They concede that two million Posts have voyage to England since the fringes opened in 2004 The inundation – more noteworthy than the populace of Warsaw – records the number who have voyage to the UK, not the number who have stayed
And despite the fact that the Government concedes to 204,000 Posts working here, that does not incorporate those who have set up as self-employed or, on the other hand are living in the dark economy what’s more, are paid in cash
The outrageous dissimilarity between government measurements what’s more, reality was uncovered in harvest time last year at the point when the Government said there were just 95 Clean handymen working in Britain, however the Day by day Mail accumulated that number together in West London inside 24 hours with one card in a newsagents’ window what’s more, three telephone calls
Once in London, the foreigners float towards existing Clean groups in the rural areas – at the end of Tube lines, where lodging is shabby to rent It is here, in districts such as Ealing, Barnet, Walthamstow what’s more, Finsbury Stop that the expanded numbers are most visible
In the West London suburb of Hanwell, the corner shops presently offer Clean bread what’s more, at St Joseph’s Catholic School, one in six of the understudies is Polish
In reaction to the influx, the board has utilized two Clean classroom colleagues to offer assistance new understudies settle in, yet their osmosis of the dialect what’s more, instruction framework is extraordinary
St Joseph’s director Ben Cassidy has nothing yet adulate for the newcomers: “The kids are here to study,” he says
“They have a superb work ethic what’s more, get awesome bolster from their parents They too go to ‘Polish school’ on a Saturday to learn about their possess culture what’s more, to get ready for the Clean examinations they must take at the point when they go home
“These groups have not come here to drain the system They don’t assert benefits what’s more, at the point when they go home for holidays, they go to the dental specialist what’s more, the specialist in Poland They accept they are going back in five years’ time They are paying charge what’s more, national protection in arrange to secure a future Coming here is a implies to an end ”
In Barnet, thousands have settled in the borough, inciting a rash of ‘Tu kupisz Polskie produkty’ (Polish items for sale) signs in the nearby shops
Amid London’s enormous assorted variety the Clean community, despite the fact that it has extended rapidly, is generally effortlessly ingested – be that as it may in other urban areas they have move toward becoming a exceedingly noticeable new social force
Southampton is home to the most noteworthy thickness of Posts outside London It has Clean hairdressers, plumbers, plasterers, decorators, Clean shops, three Clean players in the city’s football team, the Saints, a Clean radio programme, a Clean church, club what’s more, pub
The city has move toward becoming a center for this most recent migration since there has been a Clean group here since the end of World War II
And agreeing to Father Krysztof Kosciolek, the Catholic cleric in charge of the nearby Clean church, Southampton has a notoriety in Poland as a put where it is simple to get a job
And so they have come in their thousands, to the rural areas of Shirley what’s more, Portswood, where rents are cheap, to begin new lives
In Shirley High Road there are signs of Clean impact all around what’s more, the retailers are in discreetly celebratory mood
Under the strip lighting of Lidl, the German market chain, the uncommon English voices have a place to the till operators Director Steve Reynolds overviews his space gladly what’s more, says: “The Clean clients are a enormous part of our business Most live in Shirley what’s more, they come here to shop Deals have developed altogether over the last couple of years ”
It is the same story at the nearby newsagents Proprietor Shalil Raichura says: “The Clean individuals are great for me monetarily since they spend cash what’s more, they don’t stress as well much about contrasting prices ”
‘I called companions to say how pleasant it was here what’s more, they came too’
Further up the High Street, Arun Sharma, 43, who possesses six shops what’s more, an web drug store in the city, is looking for Clean pharmacists He concedes that the sheer number of new entries is “a hell of a part for one city” yet he appreciates the Clean work ethic what’s more, their qualifications
Mr Sharma, 43, says: “There is a lack of drug specialists in this country We have enrolled from Spain what’s more, Nigeria what’s more, are presently looking in eastern Europe Their training framework is impressive ”
He as of now utilizes a Lithuanian lady what’s more, a youthful Czech chap what’s more, tells me a story to appear the distinction between these laborers what’s more, English staff
“The youthful man came in to see me,” he says “He was a graduate, washing autos what’s more, he needed to utilize his PC skills I as it were had four hours a day accessible what’s more, it implied voyaging to the other side of Southampton yet he took the work instantly what’s more, strolled to work each day It is a can-do attitude ”
Landlord Roger Bell, who rents out houses to eight Clean immigrants, echoes the sentiment “It is exemplary to begin with era transient attitude They work hard, take any work what’s more, get on with things They are high-calibre individuals what’s more, to a great degree well qualified ”
These qualities are the reason Jan Kosniowski’s enrollment organization bargains only with Clean laborers what’s more, presently has 1,300 on its books
Mr Kosniowski, one of the unique Clean group in Southampton, says: “We supply talented laborers Or maybe than workers since there is a shortage A part of youthful English individuals are not intrigued in exchanges or, on the other hand apprenticeships The issue is that the accentuation in this nation was on getting youthful individuals taught Or maybe than skilled ”
It is a tragic truth that apprenticeships fell out of support in England in the Seventies what’s more, Eighties at the point when the fabricating businesses shed occupations what’s more, the development industry went into decline
Stephen Gardner at the Learning what’s more, Aptitudes Chamber (responsible for arranging training what’s more, preparing for the over 16s in England) says a era moved toward becoming disillusioned with the thought of learning a trade, at that point their youngsters were pushed by government targets into taking a college degree
“There was an programmed acknowledgment that you would procure more in your lifetime in the event that you had a degree”, he says “Now it is exceptionally unique since everybody has a degree what’s more, it has move toward becoming devalued ”
There are 300,000 youthful English individuals learning a exchange – from goldsmithing, electronic designing what’s more, IT to plumbing what’s more, bricklaying Yet they have a long way to go some time recently they get up with the Clean system
Jan Kosniowski explains: “Polish tradespeople are constantly exceedingly talented since to this day, anyone who needs to go into a exchange must do three years’ prepari

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