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Daily Mail - mudslinging a specialty; guide on starting financially in PL


Liza 3 | 111  
5 Nov 2007 /  #1
Yesterday the Mail on Sunday published a guide on getting started financially in the UK for Poland. Apart from my reservations that this is a newspaper that appears IHO to be anti-Pole, it stuck out as an advertisement for banks, and was printed in English (ironic considering one of the main articles talked about Polish speaking bank staff being an asset). They did however print it in Polish on the website.

In case you're interested, here is the link.

English: thisismoney.co.uk/polski

However today when I was reading the Independent, I noticed this wee story about some tactics employed by the Daily Mail.

So the 'Financial Mail on Sunday' is launching a special supplement for the Polish community, somewhat at odds with the paper's general stance on immigrants. For example, 'Beatroot', a Polish blogger who lives in Warsaw, recently posted an item about the time Sue Reid of the 'Daily Mail' got in contact. "Ms Reid said that she would offer me £800 to come over and park illegally and speed - just 10 miles an hour over the speed limit, no more... " wrote Beatroot. "We would then go back to Poland and wait for the demands for payment of the fines... the 'Mail' would publish the whole thing as an exclusive, on how Poles and others are breaking the law in the UK and getting away with it." Beatroot declined.

Now if the Mail was so keen to focus on foreigners breaking British law and 'getting away with it', why not use another nationality for their experience?

It seems they're keen to use the Poles when it comes to advertising revenue, but otherwise want to kick them in the stomach with their articles
miranda  
5 Nov 2007 /  #2
It seems they're keen to use the Poles when it comes to advertising revenue, but otherwise want to kick them in the stomach with their articles

common practice world wide - including Canada. Newspapers make money on avertising Liza and I have receantly written to a Canadian Magazine asking why they place so many sex adds and write about social issues. Haven't heard back yet an I know that I will not.

I actually called them before writing and nobody would speak to me. I wouldn't bother, but it was a project I had to complete.

Making money and feeding common human fears seems to work for the Daily though.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
5 Nov 2007 /  #3
Daily Mail - mudslinging a speciality

Yes. It's an awful newspaper that panders to the insecurities of a section of our society. Their circulation figures are still going south despite these pathetic little stunts. With a bit of luck it will disappear soon.
lennyd  
5 Nov 2007 /  #4
hmm yes well a true story is a pole killed a young girl in wallasey on merseyside because he was drunk driving on the wrong side of the road , this lovely pretty young native had been killed by a pollock in her own back yard this is true look it up, and many taxi drivers around the northampton area have reported the majority of poles try and run without paying , and it is something that on the whole that the brits do very rarely but these polish gangs are coming here and simply taking the ****
cyg 5 | 119  
5 Nov 2007 /  #5
many taxi drivers around the northampton area have reported the majority of poles try and run without paying ,

Majority? You've got to be kidding. You shouldn't believe every story you hear after ten pints. Besides, I doubt "most Northampton taxi drivers" could tell a Pole from a Czech or a Romanian.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
5 Nov 2007 /  #6
The Daily Mail, ha, what a rag. Dont get wound up by it,stick to the Indy. :)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
5 Nov 2007 /  #7
but these polish gangs are coming

Polish gangs of free taxi raiders are coming... beware...

Lewis, aren't you tired ?

It seems they're keen to use the Poles when it comes to advertising revenue, but otherwise want to kick them in the stomach with their articles

You can't criticize non-Europeans even If they deserve that, so media psychopats jump on us. Burn them.
OP Liza 3 | 111  
5 Nov 2007 /  #8
hmm yes well a true story is a pole killed a young girl in wallasey on merseyside because he was drunk driving on the wrong side of the road

Here's another true story for you... twenty-five year old woman, completed law degree, volunteering in legal aid, engaged to be married, raped and murdered by a British man angry because his girlfriend had dumped him, now serving thirteen years in an Australian prison. However Australia still lets the British visitors in.. and so they should because he is not representative of his nationality, but instead of the evilness that exists within himself.

Short story, don't tar the Polish with the same brush as there is evilness in every nationality, just as there is kindness and goodness.
johan123 1 | 228  
5 Nov 2007 /  #9
[quote=isthatu] The Daily Mail, ha, what a rag. Dont get wound up by it,stick to the Indy. :)

The Indy seems a little complicated for the likes of you isthatu!
Merry Wanderer 1 | 14  
5 Nov 2007 /  #10
I must say that since going away around Europe this summer and experiencing first hand the, usually, friendly nature of everyone. I am ashamed to come back to the UK and find such rasism (spelling)? here. I know it is not everyone but still if you look around it scares me how innocent it has become, there was a comedian pretending to be a barkeeper who was visciously slaking the German language, I find it saddening but it is not for me to judge.

I can not wait till I am free of Uni and can wander, free around the world. :-)

Smile

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