Migrants bear brunt of UK jobless woes

Eastern Europeans now find themselves seen as competitors for dwindling jobs.

    It was not so long ago that Eastern Europeans were welcomed with open arms in Britain.

    These days, however, Eastern Europeans migrants are viewed in the UK with a mix of hostility and resentment.

    High unemployment and government pressure for the jobless to take work they don't want have driven a wedge between locals and migrants.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Boston, eastern England.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.