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Ten years on and Poles are glad to call Britain home

When Poland joined the EU in 2004, a new wave of immigrants arrived. Now in cities like Southampton they are a major factor in the European elections Tomasz Dyl arrived as a 13-year-old boy. Last year he was named as Southampton’s young entrepreneur of the year. Photograph: Victoria Jones/Solent News Ten years after Tomasz Dyl left his small home town near Krakow as a 13-year-old to start a new life in Southampton, his personal trajectory has become emblematic of the story of Polish migration to the UK. While his parents earned a living picking fruit and packing flowers, Dyl learned English in the playground, launched a marketing business at 17, went on to university, and last year was named…