Thursday, May 01, 2008

Are they leaving their kids behind?

The left of centre think thank, IPPR (the centre being slightly left of raving socialism these days) reckons that most recent immigrants have gone home.

According to IPPR, about 665,000 people from countries that acceded to the EU on May 1st 2004 still reside in Britain.

Funny then that 800,000 children in English schools don't have English as their first language - double what it was 10 years ago. I'm sure some people will suggest that many of these children come from families that have been here some time - but if that is the case, why is English not their first language?

I think someone is telling porkies, don't you? Either that or they are going home and leaving their kids behind.

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