If, as a result of all this 'essential' immigration I could retire, right now, to a mortgage-free pension of around the average wage, index-linked, I would be delighted. So how come that's not possible and in fact I will have to work for longer to receive a pittance? And how come we have a growing number of British-born youngsters who may never know a life beyond subsistence on meagre state handouts? If Nick Robinson's "we all get richer" mantra was the truth, indigenous Brits would all be living in palaces, lording it over the incoming workers who earned our living for us. Make up your own mind, but from where I'm standing it all looks like a crock.