Excellent point, nicely articulated. Please accept my appologies - You're right, I do throw the "racist" card around WAY too much and I do get on my high horse a lot. But similarly, you're playing the "all immigrants are bad and should f*ck off" card equally as callously.
Apology accepted and I'm not saying all immigration is bad at all. If you look back through my posts on this thread, you'll see it's the timing of it all that is getting my back up. This lady seems to be coming here BECAUSE we offer benefits from day 1 because all you need is an NI number and a few months contributions. If she had lived her 4 or 5 years, had been holding down a job and then her marriage fell apart and ended up in this situation, it's a different kettle of fish.
Point is this isn't something any of us can do a f*cking thing about, besides vote BNP or start burning crucifixes.
I agree that this isn't anything we can do much about. It will be a hot topic around the next election and then everything will carry on as before. Even the opposition parties accept that the EU will stay the way it is or get worse. Despite being a life-long Labour voter, I'll probably vote Tory next time just to get rid of the current lot, but it will be a cold day in Hell before I even think about voting BNP.
I don't think people were "ganging up" as with the exception of the usual suspects, most others are just being honest.
Don't shoot the messenger, just because the news is bad.
The biggest disservice this lady is doing is to other Polish people as she is just adding to the stereotype of "foreigners on benefits who came for the cash". Plus I don't think her kids should have to go through all this. They should be in familiar surroundings and with their mates at school, not having to learn another language in another country, while their mother looks for cleaning jobs.