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By David Vance On March 17th, 2011 at 9:08 am

First, let us consider the number of people in the United Kingdom who are unemployed

UK unemployment rose by 27,000 in the three months to the end of January to 2.53 million, the highest since 1994. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the jobless rate was now 8%, the highest since 1996.

Now, let us consider this;

More than 80 per cent of the jobs created last year were taken by people who were not born in this country, official figures revealed yesterday. In 2010, employment rose by 210,000 compared with the previous year, but 173,000 jobs went to those born in countries from Poland to Pakistan. Only 39,000 of the new jobs – less than one in five of the total – were taken by people born in Britain.

See the problem? What do we do about it?