Saturday, 22 December 2007

ESL pupils up 73% under Labour

On Tuesday, I wrote about the fact that English is now a minority language in 6.6% of primary schools, and 5.8% of secondary schools. Today I was looking at the BBC News website, when I came across some statistics which put these unpleasant figures in context:
The proportion of primary school pupils in England with English as a second language has risen by 73% in a decade.

Across the country the proportion is 13.5% - up from 7.8% in 1997.

The incredibly rapid increase in the number of such pupils over the past ten years is, I think, further evidence of the extent to which levels of immigration have ballooned under this present government, and of the effect which the de facto open door immigration policy pursued by Labour in particular is having on the country.

1 comment:

muzzylogic said...

The incredibly rapid increase in the number of such pupils over the past ten years is, I think, further evidence of the extent to which levels of immigration have ballooned under this present government, and of the effect which the de facto open door immigration policy pursued by Labour in particular is having on the country.

Pursued for the little folk and their kids, not for the Labour elite and theirs. What's good enough for Labour voters isn't good for Tony Bliar, Harriet Harpie, Billy Bragg, Diane Abbott, Polly Toynbee et al.