I worked in Belgium for a year and the job came to an end. When I went to their DSS equivalent they told me to piss off home to Blighty. So I did.
My friend works at Carlisle DSS and a few years ago they were told to give immigrants anything they want.
It seems that the governments of the past few years are trying to bring this country down to the lower echelons of the poorest parts of Europe. Like it's all been planned...
Before anyone starts the racist card I've travelled and worked all over the world and always respected the laws of whatever land I've been in and paid their taxes. I have Czech friends in this country (who want to go back home incidentally because they find that GB is becoming more racist) and some of their co-workers are working for a multimillion pound electronics industry and are the holder of three passports. They literally joke about what nationality they will be today in their office.
When I was in Belgium I visited an old disused army barracks that had been converted to house immigrants from all over the world. I went there to learn Flemish. There was a constant stream of families from all over the planet heading to this base. They were supposed to be housed at the base and not allowed out, but they wandered outside and were picked up by a transit van and dropped off at the local fruit farm to pick produce all day for less than minimum wage. Some of them were genuine cases whom had escaped from war torn counties and needed help. As far as I was concerned 90% of them were ex-convicts and someone you wouldn't want your sister to date. One of them offered to sell me a rocket launcher
They used Belgium as a base to provide them with a rest as they were all heading to the UK. Every person I spoke to were heading to these shores. The country was so overwhelmed with foreigners that they even had adverts on TV stating that immigrants to their country (Belgium) were good for their economy. For those in the know, Belgium is basically bankrupt and supported by the countries surrounding it.
I myself have worked for agencies in Blighty, whom were happy with my work, but have "let me go" (as they say) on the Friday, and employed two immigrants to do my job at half the price on the following Monday.
When I lived in Newcastle in the early 90's I was walking by the docks on the way to college one morning and a luton van pulled up and the back door rolled up and about twenty dark skinned males in their early 20's, carrying rucksacks, scattered into the mist. You can't blame Labour for being so lenient on immigration in this country (although they were) as Thatcher was the first to administer cut-backs to the borders in the 80's.
There is an agency on the Wirral whom will only employ Polish or foreign workers. What does that say? When I visited them they wouldn't even accept my CV.
I have worked with immigrants. Some are good workers and some are bad. I have worked with British people. Some good, some bad.
All I know is that I've done everything possible to get a job and can't get sh!t.
My tuppence worth.