Feb 2, 2009
WashingtonPost: Hundreds of British energy workers walked off the job Friday to protest the use of foreign labor on British job sites, the latest sign of an increasing backlash against foreign workers amid the global recession.
Workers carrying placards that said "British jobs for British workers" staged demonstrations at more than a dozen refineries and power stations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
And who has these jobs? Apparently, Poles, Latvians, Lithuanians and other newer members of the European Union are stealing jobs from Brits.
My beef: What the hell was the point of including new states in the EU, if you really don't want to be all that inclusive? It's not like all these people are in your country illegally. And Britain is not the only offender. I'm looking at you, Ireland and Benelux!