WE need to hear what they’re putting in place to stop the same thing happening again in a few years when the economy picks up again. Of COURSE the UK could negotiate an opt out of having unrestricted EU worker travel; we’d just have to give the French and Germans something else in return. Unfortunately the people running things in London don’t care about Peterborough, Slough etc. If IDS stops people being given money and housing for having a load of kids then this problem will go away anyway. Finally, there IS a world outside Peterborough. Our children and grandchildren don’t all have to live here if this isn’t a suitable place to build 50,000 homes.