Foreign workers double to 3.8m under Labour – and majority are from OUTSIDE the EU

DAILY MAIL, 18Feb09:  Foreign workers are taking a greater share of British jobs than ever, it emerged last night.  They now hold more than 3.8million jobs – 13 per cent of the total. In 1997, when Labour came to power, people born outside the UK held only two million jobs, 7.5 per cent of the workforce.  The figures are an acute embarrassment for Gordon Brown, who was under renewed attack last night over his promise to deliver ‘British jobs for British workers’. Tories said there ‘cannot be anyone left in Britain’ who believes the 2007 pledge.

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