|Britons are out of work because too many of them are lazy and unemployable - not because Eastern Europeans have taken their jobs, an explosive Government report claimed last night.|
The Department for Work and Pensions said UK citizens were on the dole because of 'issues around basic employability skills, incentives and motivation'.
The arrival of a million Eastern Europeans in the last four years has not damaged wages or led to an increase in unemployment among natives, the study said.
Business leaders agreed with the devastating assessment of Britain's jobless, saying they are suffering from a 'benefits culture'.
They claimed firms had no option but to turn to migrants because people in the UK did not have the skills for the job.
The Conservatives described the Government's conclusion as a 'scandal'.
The DWP's statement was intended to rebut a damaging report from the House of Lords economic affairs committee, which concluded migration had 'little or no' positive economic impact on the UK.
Friday, June 13, 2008
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