Teaching children who come from immigrant families to speak English is costing the taxpayer more than £244 million a year. The extraordinary level of funding allocated to deal with the language problem in schools emerged just days after immigration from the European Union was revealed to have reached a record high. Department for Education figures for the current school year suggest the costs have risen by about £40 million in just three years – up from £204 million in 2011.
The madness carries a huge cost, and consumes vast amounts of taxes. And, of course, it is not just schools that have to fund these huge translation costs. The NHS also lavishes £££ MILLIONS on translation costs. All this waste of cash could stop overnight if we insisted that people cling here speak ENGLISH.