Doing the maths

SIR - According to Government statistics, over the last few months there has been a 300,000 increase in the number of lost jobs in this country but, during the same period, they have issued 150,000 work permits for non EU residents to come into our countr

SIR - According to Government statistics, over the last few months there has been a 300,000 increase in the number of lost jobs in this country but, during the same period, they have issued 150,000 work permits for non EU residents to come into our country. This seems crazy to me. At the same time there has been no attempt made to stop the influx of workers from the EU itself. Add to this the number of illegal immigrants that are still getting in to our country and you can see why our economy is in such a mess. One of my colleagues coined a great phrase yesterday "Don't say Brown, say hopeless"! I echo this.David Beagley, Ilfracombe.


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