Unions: Labour was warned about jobs for foreigners
While overall the European
Union is good for Britain it
also has some disadvantages.
The government was warned five years ago that European laws governing the employment of foreign workers in the UK would result in the current industrial unrest sweeping the country.
The revelation comes amid fears that the row is playing into the hands of the far right and claims that similar strikes could affect other key projects.
The disruption has come back to haunt the prime minister, Gordon Brown, who in 2007 - in his first speech to the Labour party as its leader - promised to bring in "British jobs for British workers".