The hope now has to be that the immigration debate doesn't turn sour; that the main parties don't start sounding tough on immigration for the mere sake of sounding tough; and that there isn't a major upswing in what Jim Murphy calls "recessionary racism," and support for racist parties. Of course, this isn't to say that there aren't important questions surrounding immigration and cohesion. There are. But, likewise, there are questions surrounding British jobseekers, their motivation and their skills. Indeed, a report out today suggests that UK employers prefer Eastern European workers to their British counterparts, as they are "better motivated, more punctual and have low levels of absenteeism". The former group, and others like them, should not be made a scapegoat for the latter, nor for the wider failings of government policy.