White Britons are now a minority in Leicester, Luton and Slough and Birmingham is set to follow by end of decade All three communities have a white British population of less than 50%, 2011 UK census shows, and Birmingham will be the same by 2020 Slough has the lowest proportion of white Britons in the UK outside London – 35 per centImmigration from Eastern Europe since 2004 a major cause, say academics By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 10:52 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:54 GMT, 10 January 2013 Three towns and cities have joined London in having a minority white British population. Researchers say more than 50 per cent of people living in Leicester, Luton and Slough are either foreign or from an ethnic minority. Birmingham is expected to have a similar make-up by 2020
It's the social workers who are racist, say Slovak parents in UKIP fostering scandal: The Mail reveals the truth behind Thought Police furore – and it's more shocking than it seemed Father of children in UKIP fostering row accused council staff of 'racism' There are concerns at the number of children being taken away from East European migrant families for adoption or fosteringThe issue is causing tension between the British and Slovak governments | UPDATED: 01:01 GMT, 7 December 2012 The birth parents of the children at the centre of the UKIP fostering row can today be revealed as a Slovakian couple who have had six of their offspring taken away by social workers. Last night the father accused council staff of ‘racism’ and of destroying his family as he told how 20 police officers ‘raided’ their home to remove their last four children. The authorities have also taken the couple’s grandchild (the baby son of their 17-year-old married daughter), bringing the total number now being looked after by the state from this one family to seven
A million migrants from East Europe now live in Britain: That's 1.5% of the population of eight EU nations One in every 67 citizens of eight former communist nations has moved here Romanians and Bulgarians will get free access to UK jobs market next year Tory MP Philip Hollobone said swathes of countryside will be built over to accommodate new arrivals Government won't estimate number of European immigrants expected to head for UKPlanning minister Nick Boles said immigrants accounted for nearly half of Britain’s new housing needs | UPDATED: 09:46 GMT, 5 December 2012 The number of Eastern Europeans living in Britain is equal to 1.5 per cent of the population of their homelands, MPs were told yesterday. The astonishing revelation effectively means that one in every 67 citizens of eight former communist nations has moved here. Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia and Estonia all joined the EU in 2004 – giving them unrestricted access to the UK’s labour market.