Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain must ‘say no’ to Eastern European migrant workers and allow young Britons to better compete with immigrants for jobs, reports The Daily Telegraph
In a speech to car factory employees in Cowley, near Oxford, Cameron said in some UK factories up to half the staff were from countries such as Poland and Lithuania. He added that British young people risk being “left behind” and not sharing in the country’s prosperity because they were failing to compete with overseas workers.
He called for reform of the welfare state to encourage people into work, boosting education so Britons have appropriate qualifications and a cap on immigration.
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