Does this statistic include all those ******* Welsh and Gaelic speakers too? Nig-nogs in their own country, eh?
Take your petty racist nonsense elsewhere.
To be honest I don't see what's wrong with them having it as a second language. If you went to Spain and had children there they would speak Spanish as a second language - is that a bad thing?
Why should having English as a second language be detrimental? It doesn't mean they cannot speak it fluently, just that it isn't the language they speak mostly at home. If you went to see British emigrant families in Spain or France, I doubt many of their children would speak French or Spanish at home, even if they were perfectly fluent outside.
Given the benefits bilingualism brings, shouldn't we be positively encouraging this? Infact, all British children should be taught Urdu from the age of three!
I don't really understand your point, there are plently of british children in this country who start school barely being able to communicate. They make life just as difficult for teachers.
Anyway. Being billingual is something that should be encouraged. Its a fantastic thing and I really envy anyone who can speak two languages.
Can we not just blow up Wales or something? That should lessen the problem slightly.
I would not be against limiting immigration more but to suggest a total freeze is simply unrealistic, also this article is not very specific as to what the data actually means.
English isn't my first language, but that doesn't mean I wasn't brought up speaking it. I currently have two offers from Edinburgh and Bristol to read English Literature.
I doubt the fact im bilingual has had a 'detrimental effect' on any school children lol.
english being a second language doesn't mean they can't speak it fluently, does it? what a load of crap.
You can't make a debate out of material from the Daily Mail.
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