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Daily Express to launch Polish language edition for lazy foreigners

by | 31st, January 2013

“MIGRANTS SHUN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE,” states the Daily Express. “4 million spell living here hardly speak it.”

Time for the Express to produce a Polish-language editions, surely.

Sarah O’Grady writes:

MORE than four million migrants in Britain cannot or rarely speak English.

She knows this because…

In figures showing the stark impact of years of mass immigration, one million barely use English with a staggering 138,000 unable to utter a word of it.

Four million has become 138,000 temporary residents.

Polish is now the second language spoken by 546,000 people, reflecting the huge influx of Poles during the last decade.

Do none of them speak English, also?

And in some areas up to four out of 10 people only speak English as a second language.

So. These migrants are not shunning the language, more speaking a different one when talking to people from a shared background. You know, like ex-pats in France and Spain do. Dos beers, garçon. Of course, this being the Express , the news that English is not uniquely spoken in every British bungalow (India) by the plebs (Latin) eating their ketchup (China) and drinking their booze (Dutch) is terrible. English was the lingua franca of the colonies of the British Empire. It’s enough to make a Briton (French) go berserk (Norse).

Says Sara O’Grady:

Last night experts [Latin for ‘show us your certificates’] warned of the potential damage to local commun­ities and one said: “Those who want to live in Britain should make an effort to learn to speak English.”

Who says they don’t make an effort to

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