The Brexit threat and Polish migrants
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Uncertainty for Poles in the UK as possible Brexit looms
The possibility of a Brexit creates a big question mark for Poles in the UK.
British Prime Minister David Cameron during the second day of an extraordinary two- day EU summit at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 19 February 2016. EPA/DYLAN MARTINEZ
As UK Prime Minister David Cameron - in his Brussels battle for securing a better deal with the EU - tackled successive areas of proposed reforms, Polish interest was mainly focused on the social benefits aspect within the migrant policy discussion.
Sławek Szefs reports that Warsaw has been continuously arguing that migrant Poles resident and legally employed in the UK should be guaranteed the same rights as British citizens in return for their contribution to that country's tax system and subsequent GDP growth.
“No one actually knows what might happen if Brexit becomes a fact, even the British government is still undecided and discussion continues,” says Adriana Chodakowska, editor-in-chief of Londynek.net, the biggest portal in the UK addressed at the Polish community there.