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Foreign workers dispute part two

The emergence of another "floating hotel" to house workers from Poland, Lithuania and Portugal is today set to reignite the row over foreign workers in the UK. Energy giant E.ON has shipped in significant numbers of foreign workers to assist with the building of a new gas-fired power plant in Kent and there are rumours that UK workers are being excluded from the project.

The Unite Union has already organised a demonstration for this Wednesday and there are serious concerns that trouble could flare in this ever worsening saga. Just when Gordon Brown believed that he had contained a situation which could if left unattended bring down the UK government he will now face more difficult questions about his "British jobs for British workers" comment. As political comments go, there can be few quotes which have done as much damage to a PM in recent history.

Slowly but surely we are also seeing a growing opposition to the further integration of the UK into the EU. Many people blame EU regulations, which Tony Blair signed the UK up to, for the ongoing saga and concerns about the UK workforce being barred from significant projects in the UK. At this moment in time the UK government seems toothless in its pursuit of a resolution with many suggesting that legally the government's hands are tied.

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