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Re: eastern European counties gained freedom of movement

There was speculation both at the time and subsequently, that both the Tories and Labour saw the prospect of, especially, skilled workers from the former eastern bloc, moving to Britain and undercutting local wages, as a way to curb the effects of wage push inflation.

Incidentally, when the registration of Poles, for example, took place, it turned out that more than half of those registering were already living and working (illegally) in the country, and had been for many years. The biggest impact of registration was that we had a lot more people paying income tax and NI

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