If folk are going to be cross, they are as well to be specific about what they are cross about. Is it that they encounter too many people who cannot speak English? Or a more basic irritation that so many people apparently have English as a second language, ie they’re not local.
The two repeatedly morph into an unfocused grumble about difference and alienation. And the tabloids don’t help. “English is a second language for 40% in parts of Britain,” lamented the Sun, adding: “It’s hard not to conclude that many migrants have no interest in learning English because they simply don’t want to integrate.”