Straight from the Independent:
Poles and Albanians talk about Britain as a “mini-America”. But there is no British dream. East Europeans came to London not inspired by a dream of how great things could be, but by the knowledge of how much worse they can be. Talk of Britishness draws a blank face. Immigrants say, “Britain is a land of opportunity”. But they do not feel particularly welcome. As if they are living in a spare room.