Mass immigration has been accompanied by a fall in the number of Britons with jobs, official figures show.
Since 2004, when citizens of eight central and eastern European countries were given the right to work in
, the number of UK-born people working here has fallen by 500,000, from 24.4 million to 23.9 million. Britain
Over the period, the number of migrants in work, including people born abroad but now naturalised as British citizens, rose by 1.1 million - to 3.3 million. They now make up one in eight of the workforce.
The figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), provide the strongest evidence yet that Britons have lost their jobs to immigrants, says a leading expert on immigration.
Robert Rowthorn, a
professor who uncovered the findings, said: "It seems hard to deny that immigration from the new EU member states has had a negative impact on the employment of Cambridge University natives." UK
The good professor should be careful what he says. If any lefty student groups at