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The United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II announced government plans to change immigration rules making them more restrictive. As many Poles continue to travel the the UK in search of work, the new regulations will affect them.
“My government will bring forward a bill that further reforms Britain’s immigration system. The bill will ensure that this country attracts people who will contribute and deters those who will not," the queen said in her annual speech to parliamentarians prepared by the government.
The immigration bill is to be published in the autumn. According to British media, it will include limiting social benefits to those who are willing to work and pay the taxes that finance them. Non-British EU citizens are to receive an unemployment allowance for a maximum of six months.
“We have been very clear that we totally get that there’s a heightened level of public anxiety about immigration,” said deputy PM and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg.
“The last [Labor] government, when Poland and a lot of other countries joined didn’t put controls in place,” PM David Cameron said last week.
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