(Headline brought to you by Google translation)
So, Polish becomes England’s second language, according to the census. Though the opening paragraph of the Guardian article tells us-
Polish is now the main language spoken in England and Wales after English and Welsh, according to 2011 census data released by the Office of National Statistics.
I get the impression that someone doesn’t speak basic maths.
Some folk are going to tell us that it’s a big problem that there are people in the country who don’t have English as their first language. But, really, if we’re all supposed to speak the same, then what are regional accents for?
English is the dominant language in England (conveniently) and it’s going to stay that way, so I don’t have any time for the shock and horror stories a bunch of xenophobes are going to make of this news.