Migrants also experience prejudice from the UK population. Just 39% of those surveyed felt British people treated them equally.This is true but misleading as every other news story about the JRF report pointed out:
Although almost 40 percent thought British people treated them as equals, three in 10 said they did not and less than half of those who had been in Britain for three years were confident Britons were interested in friendship.In other words around 7 in 10 immigrants did not feel that they had been treated unequally, quite a different spin that anyone who relied on the BBC would have gotten.
My own thoughts about Eastern European immigration are that in the long term they will integrate and second generation immigrants will be indistinguishable from the natives, this is based on the success of previous groups who have entered Britain from Poland after the second World War. Whilst we won't see long term parallel communities emerge as as happened with certain other groups, such as Asian communities in the North of England, there will be short and medium term costs. Particularly to the people currently at the bottom of the employment ladder as they are priced out of work. The fact that the immigration enthusiasts have lied about how many would arrive from the East has meant that public services have been woefully ill prepared to cope with a sudden influx of new people, for example schools have had to deal with considerable numbers of non English speaking pupils and are generally unready for the task.