Wednesday, June 5, 2013

'Migrants are harder workers than Britons': Speaker John Bercow says arrival of Eastern Europeans has benefited Britain

John Bercow was at the centre of a storm last night after claiming migrants work harder than the British.

The Commons Speaker said the arrival of thousands of migrants from Eastern Europe has had great advantages for Britain.

He spoke of an ‘important wave’ of people that have come in recent years and praised their work ethic over that of the British.

The remarks raised questions about the strict political neutrality required from his office and led to an accusation that he had behaved ‘disgracefully’.