‘I couldn’t believe what was happening,’ said Portuguese-born Mr Franco, who came to Britain in 2000 and is a fluent English speaker.You really couldn't make it up...
All the supervisors were Polish apart from me and one Englishman. And of 300 packers, almost all of them were Polish.
‘I speak four languages – Portuguese, English, French and Spanish – but none helped. I was told if I wanted to get on, I should learn Polish. It’s crazy. I spent nine years studying English, yet here in England it’s Polish I need to speak.’
Also, Tube disruption caused by foreign disputes, 'honor killings' (otherwise known as murder), new and interesting ways to break smoking laws, names on court listings that sound like they came out of a bag of ‘Scrabble’, many interesting and lucrative jobs for lawyers, new and interesting methods of fraud, a feeling of being 'untouchable', the marginalising of our Christian heritage, the concept of victim perception of racism and a partridge in a cardboard box.