I notice that you have not a word to say about the £32 billion net which Ireland has received from the EU.
See post 137.
Your link was not very clear. How long would Irish citizens have to reside in Poland before qualifying for said benefits? How many Irish are on said benefits, if any at all?
I can tell you this,there are 50,000 Poles on benefits here. Coosting us anything from 530,000,000(minimum) to 1,000,000,000(maximum) per annum. Once again, you immigration fanitics are not comparing like for like.
Before you start with the usual response, "they paid taxes, they are entitled to benefits", they did not pay taxes. According to several articles in the Irish Times, as much as 38% of workers were entirely out of the (P.A.Y.E.) tax net. Of course, low paid foreigners would have contributed a significant proportion of this cohort. In fact, most foreigners working here were probably not obliged to pay P.A.Y.E. tax and thus not income taxpayers.
Dole should be cut across the board, Irish and foreigners, alike.
After all, it does amaze me that someone so passionately against the EU can't even be bothered to stand in Grafton Street for a few hours...
Libertas are not involved. I am not standing around with the great unwashed from SF, COIR, or the marxists. The majority of people have made their minds up. LIEsbon will be rejected. I am more concerned about SCAMA, to be honest.
Indeed, you don't even know what nationality I am...
You've had plenty of chances since 1973 to leave the Union
When did I claim that the majority of Irish citizens wanted to leave the EU? Since the turn of the century, more people voted against European treaties than for them.
why did the same companies ignore Cyprus and Malta, both of which have a considerable English speaking workforce?
Again, you are assuming. Our education system wipes the floor with Malta and Cyprus.
And taxes were paid to fuel the Celtic Tiger, or have you forgotten this too?
I didnt claim they stole it. I claimed it was part of the deal. We get grants(bribes), they get access to our natural resources.
Nor has he anything to say about the masses of Irish that claimed British unemployment benefits in the past.
There are tens of thousands of UK nationals in reciept of welfare in Ireland too. I cannot complain as you rightfully point out, Irish did the same in the past. Our welfare rates are three times that of the UK. It is reciprocal, unlike the situation with eastern europeans.