Between 2000 and 2006 about two million Poles emigrated for economic reasons and the majority of them settled in Ireland and the UK. However, with the economic crisis not loosening its grip, people who are now considering moving abroad in search of job opportunities may want to reconsider. “They better think twice,” says Barbara Tuge-Erecińska, the Polish Ambassador in the UK. She believes it is immensely difficult to find a job in the current economic situation. Quoted by The Guardian, Tuge-Erecińska claims that people with no knowledge of English have almost no chance of finding a job in England. What is more, the difficulties on the English job market have also struck immigrants who have lived on English soil for some time. “In such difficult times, when there are no vacancies, English public feeling may turn against Poles,” said the Polish Ambassador in The Guardian. A new wave of immigrants may only add fuel to the flame of hatred that burns in England towards foreigners. Tuge-Erecińska also warned against accepting job offers through the Internet because, according to her, it is the easiest way to fall into the net of false job intermediaries. In order to be heard throughout Poland, the Ambassador has asked priests to pass her words onto people living in the country.