London, Nov 5 (UNI) Amid the growing chaos over immigration in Britain, it has been found that foreign-born workers are taking thousands of jobs previously filled by native-born employees.
Treasury figures revealed that in the past five years the immigrant workforce has increased by almost a million, while the number of native-born workers has decreased by around half a million.
This trend has accelerated since EU expansion gave millions of Eastern Europeans the right to settle and work in the country.
The native-born workforce is now shrinking at a rate of more than a quarter of a million each year, and the number of immigrant workers is growing faster.
The survey, by an Office for National Statistics survey, reveals that more than 80 per cent of new jobs have gone to foreign workers in the last ten years.
Since 2002, all additional jobs created have gone to immigrants, who have also taken over half a million jobs previously done by natives. The trend is accelerating rapidly.
The figures put a question mark on Prime Minister Gordon Brown's pledge to provide ''British jobs for British workers''.
Sir Andrew Green, of the MigrationWatch think-tank, said,''These are surprising numbers. They seem to contradict directly Government claims that immigrants are not taking British jobs.'' UNI