‘Give us our people back,’ PM says about Poles in UK
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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said he wants to see more Poles return from the UK amid strong economic growth and low unemployment in their home country.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER
In an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos posted on the BBC website on Thursday, Morawiecki said: "More and more [Poles] are coming back and I'm very happy with that … because there is the lowest level of unemployment in Poland [and] 5, 5.5% GDP growth, one of the strongest within the European Union.
“So I would hope that many, many Poles would come back to Poland. So give us our people back.”
Some 985,000 Poles lived in Britain in June last year, down from 1.02 million in December 2017, according to Britain’s Office for National Statistics
On Brexit, the Polish premier added: “My best-case scenario would be [if] the British nation could decide for the United Kingdom to stay as part of the European Union.”
Polish President Andrzej Duda said in a media interview on Wednesday that Poland's macroeconomic performance, including its robust GDP growth, was making “a huge impression” on business leaders attending the Davos forum.
The gathering of global political and business leaders takes place in the Swiss Alpine town every year in late January.