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    An article in today's Daily (Sunday) Telegraph says that "Britain is facing a new wave of Eastern European immigration which will put British workers’ jobs at risk, experts have warned."

    Article here:Britain facing new eastern Europe immigration surge - Telegraph

    According to the article "Twenty nine million Bulgarians and Romanians will gain the right to live and work unrestricted in Britain in 2014 under European “freedom of movement” rules.
    Last night forecasters said it could lead to a significant number of new arrivals, in the same way as when Poland and other Eastern European countries gained the same rights in 2004, with the scale likely to be increased by the economic crisis gripping the rest of Europe."

    An excerpt from the fairly long piece reads "Experts on the government’s Migration Advisory Committee agree immigration is likely to rise when the restrictions are lifted, and have warned it will have a negative effect on the job market in Britain."

    It is significant that according to the piece that, even on existing numbers in Britain,

    "Official figures from the Department for Work and Pensions showed 40,260 Romanian and Bulgarian workers applied for National Insurance numbers last year - the largest number on record and a 28 per cent rise year on year."

    What are the implications for Ireland, north and south, with the possibility of yet more immigrants looking to relocate because of significantly higher standards of living than in their home countries? Can our economies and social support systems bear this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Pat View Post
    An article in today's Daily (Sunday) Telegraph says that "Britain is facing a new wave of Eastern European immigration which will put British workers’ jobs at risk, experts have warned."
    Britain is becoming too crowded, the population of England and Wales increased by 4 million in the 10 years to 2011

    Incidently the population of Scotland increased by a more reasonably sounding 190,600 in the same period

    The population density in England is already almost double the level in Germany and quadruple that of France.

    I dont think Ireland has got the same population density problems that Britain has.

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    Do you really think Britain will be part of the same EU in 2014?

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    We've already lifted the work permit requirements for Romanians and Bulgarians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldur0300 View Post
    We've already lifted the work permit requirements for Romanians and Bulgarians.

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    They were never enforced anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa View Post
    They were never enforced anyway
    Well they were in a way. The State would only be too happy to issue a Romanian or Bulgarian with a PPS number but when it came to claiming any social benefit afterwards the State would rely on the fact that person did not have a work permit. This was subject to various legal challenges and that's why the State removed the requirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Pat View Post
    An article in today's Daily (Sunday) Telegraph says that "Britain is facing a new wave of Eastern European immigration which will put British workers’ jobs at risk, experts have warned."

    Article here:Britain facing new eastern Europe immigration surge - Telegraph

    According to the article "Twenty nine million Bulgarians and Romanians will gain the right to live and work unrestricted in Britain in 2014 under European “freedom of movement” rules.
    Last night forecasters said it could lead to a significant number of new arrivals, in the same way as when Poland and other Eastern European countries gained the same rights in 2004, with the scale likely to be increased by the economic crisis gripping the rest of Europe."

    An excerpt from the fairly long piece reads "Experts on the government’s Migration Advisory Committee agree immigration is likely to rise when the restrictions are lifted, and have warned it will have a negative effect on the job market in Britain."

    It is significant that according to the piece that, even on existing numbers in Britain,

    "Official figures from the Department for Work and Pensions showed 40,260 Romanian and Bulgarian workers applied for National Insurance numbers last year - the largest number on record and a 28 per cent rise year on year."

    What are the implications for Ireland, north and south, with the possibility of yet more immigrants looking to relocate because of significantly higher standards of living than in their home countries? Can our economies and social support systems bear this?
    The UK is the obvious target with the NHS, Housing Benefit, Transport passes, plenty of cash in hand work in hospitality etc.

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    Vote Yes for jobs.......
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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