The latest Office of National Statistics count of foreign citizens working in Britain shows 2.4 million non-UK nationals active between April and June, up by 147,000 on the previous three months. As the Mail comments:
Eastern Europeans may be taking jobs that workers here are reluctant to do, possibly because unemployed Britons regard the jobs as either too low paid or too demanding. The number of workers from Poland and other Eastern European countries in the EU rose by 54,000 over the three-month period to 551,000.
The number of British people in work for the same periods was 26,486,000 rising to 26,530,000 - a rise of a mere 43,000, while five million remain on various forms of unemployment benefit