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Polish economy threatens UK


szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
6 Jun 2007 /  #1
Apparently due to the strength of the Polish economy, migrants are unwilling to take menial jobs like picking strawberries causing problems for UK farmers.

From the BBC -

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6698713.stm
dannyboy 18 | 248  
6 Jun 2007 /  #2
First, I don't believe it

Second, I don't blame the Polish workers if they decide not to take this terrible job

Third, there are plenty of Romanians and Bulgarians who would be willing to do it I'm sure.
southern 75 | 7,096  
6 Jun 2007 /  #3
Third, there are plenty of Romanians and Bulgarians who would be willing to do it I'm sure.

Who will clean the toilets then?
asiia - | 10  
6 Jun 2007 /  #4
well from what i know polish economy is improving, because everyone (ok not everyone but a lot of poles) goes to work to the uk/italy/germany and when they come back to poland they spend the money in poland a not in the countries they have earned the money.
ogorek - | 165  
6 Jun 2007 /  #5
goes to work to the uk/italy/germany and when they come back to poland they spend the money in poland a not in the countries they have earned the money

...and so the European Union was born.
slwkk 2 | 228  
6 Jun 2007 /  #6
and when they come back to poland they spend the money in poland a not in the countries they have earned the money.

Do you have any stats showing how many people back to Poland? I'm not sure if there is so many of them...
asiia - | 10  
6 Jun 2007 /  #7
I don't have any stats, but plenty of students go to the uk to earn some cash during the summer. My friends' parents live in italy/germany for 6+ months then they come back, and buy fancy stuff in Poland. Also people who decide to live abroad, they send some money to their parents and relatives. At all adds up.
dannyboy 18 | 248  
8 Jun 2007 /  #8
Quoting: asiia
goes to work to the uk/italy/germany and when they come back to poland they spend the money in poland a not in the countries they have earned the money

...and so the European Union was born.

Irish did it for a long time before the European union was even conceived.
Its not a shortcoming, the contrary in fact,
davidpeake 14 | 451  
8 Jun 2007 /  #9
why don't they pay more, i'm sure if people really want to buy the strawberries they would pay a bit more.
peterweg 37 | 2,321  
8 Jun 2007 /  #10
Quoting: asiia
and when they come back to poland they spend the money in poland a not in the countries they have earned the money.

Do you have any stats showing how many people back to Poland? I'm not sure if there is so many of them...

In monetary terms I think its £4billion per year.

Again we have farmers Bu*****ing about something. The crops were picked before the Poles came here and its a problem because the farmers don't want to pay good wages. **** job for **** money. No thanks.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
8 Jun 2007 /  #11
well from what i know polish economy is improving, because everyone (ok not everyone but a lot of poles) goes to work to the uk/italy/germany and when they come back to poland they spend the money in poland a not in the countries they have earned the money

Rent, clothes, food, utilities, travel, sundries....lol..of course they are not spending it in the country were they are :) Oh lets not forget electrical goods and the odd good night out :)

Maybe he just thought he'd let the retard have his say :)

your going down

been watching a few too many cockney films me thinks :)
freebird 3 | 532  
9 Jun 2007 /  #12
Polish economy threatens UK

Are you really serious about this subject?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
9 Jun 2007 /  #13
Did you read more than the titel ?
espana 17 | 910  
9 Jun 2007 /  #14
Who will clean the toilets then?

you

Third, there are plenty of Romanians and Bulgarians who would be willing to do it I'm sure.

Who will clean the toilets then?

one again another nasty comment from two member of this forum.........(that why i do the same) but the irish bigot let off some people and them banned people like puzzler but....are others doing the same? i think we do,)

polish , english or spanish not are better than romanians or bulgarians ...we are the same and we got the same right but i dont know why some of you dont think that.....anyway **** off you two
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
9 Jun 2007 /  #15
polish , english or spanish not are better than romanians or bulgarians ...

True.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
9 Jun 2007 /  #16
"Polish economy threatens UK"

He he he ...and Mexican economy threatens USA! :)
OP szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
10 Jun 2007 /  #17
Are you really serious about this subject?

The title of the thread is there to get your attention.

Again we have farmers Bu*****ing about something. The crops were picked before the Poles came here

The article is patronising to Polish people. It reads as tho the farmers are hard done by, while everyone else benefits. Imagine the Polish not wanting to pick fruit!

why don't they pay more,

Because they can get the BBC to put out stories which tell people they might not get any strawberries unless the government issue more permits for cheap labour.

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