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Polish workers forced to live in ‘shanty town’ in wood after job prospects dry up

Posted By admin On March 3, 2009 @ 4:42 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

David Wilkes
UK Daily Mail [1]
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

They came to Britain in search of prosperity, with higher wages on offer here than they could ever hope to earn in their homeland.

But for one group of Polish migrants, the dream has turned sour, as work has dried up in the credit crunch.

Unable to find a job and ineligible to claim benefits, they have been reduced to living in a shanty town of tents pitched on a muddy riverbank.

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Branches serve as makeshift washing lines, or a place to hang up what few belongings they have, while they survive mainly on hand- outs of food from kindhearted locals.

Yet charity workers say the four men who have set up camp next to the River Witham in Lincolnshire are luckier than some.

Other Polish migrants who have lost their jobs do not even have tents and are said to be sleeping rough in the bushes.

In the city of Lincoln alone, it is estimated there are now at least 30 homeless Poles, double the number there were six months ago.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1158667/Polish-workers-forced-live-shanty-town-wood-job-prospects-dry-up.html

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[3] US jobless forced to live in tents: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-jobless-forced-to-live-in-tents.html

[4] Barack Obama has insulted 38 million Poles with his crass and ignorant ‘Polish death camp’ remark: http://www.prisonplanet.com/barack-obama-has-insulted-38-million-poles-with-his-crass-and-ignorant-polish-death-camp-remark.html

[5] There Are Still Jobs In Broke England, But Only If You Speak Polish: http://www.prisonplanet.com/there-are-still-jobs-in-broke-england-but-only-if-you-speak-polish.html

[6] Health workers being forced to take flu shots this year: http://www.prisonplanet.com/health-workers-being-forced-to-take-flu-shots-this-year.html

[7] Taxpayers give £20m benefits to Polish children – even if they have never stepped foot in Britain: http://www.prisonplanet.com/taxpayers-give-20m-benefits-to-polish-children-even-if-they-have-never-stepped-foot-in-britain.html

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