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An Englishman's View on Polish flocking to the UK


covkid65 2 | 39  
14 Nov 2007 /  #31
You dont hear any accountants or neuro surgeons moaning about influx of poles into Britain,just low skilled workers,so if you dont like it,go to college!Poles are generally hard working and doing jobs that brits shy away from.

And I am english born and bred.
Liza 3 | 111  
17 Nov 2007 /  #32
The English are immigrating to Australia, New Zealand and Spain, in that order... which is probably why my childhood holiday town is now nicknamed 'Little England'. Still so long as they get a job and work hard like the Poles, it doesn't worry me.

Although some English are struggling to meet New Zealand's entry requirements :)

dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=494616&in_page_id=1770&ct=5
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
17 Nov 2007 /  #34
Because Poland didn't get to benefit from Billions of US dollars in the form of the US Marshall plan like the UK did after WWII.

. EH,check your history mate.We were in Debt to the sceptics untill a couple of years ago,and were not eligable for the post war marshall plan...some sectors of our econamy and area's of the UK were just as fcukd as anywhere in Poland in the late 80s early 90s..and unlike Poland and solidarnosc Britain wasnt recieving millions of dollars from Reagan and bush snr.And when we poodle off to war after the yanks we have to pick up the tab and not have it all payed for by Washington.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
17 Nov 2007 /  #35
but they are often to be found in the cheapest boozers

...and some in libraries.

. EH,check your history mate.We were in Debt to the sceptics untill a couple of years ago,and were not eligable for the post war marshall plan...

All right, but did you have to send ships - almost for free - to the US ? Or coal (Before fall of the communism in Poland was mined about 350 M ton, after - only about 100 M ton, and if you were a private person it was almost IMPOSSIBLE to buy some coal for winter) ? Or was in trade with the US one pound worth one dollar (as it was in the case of so called transfer rouble, which was forcibly exchanged as 1:1 for dollar in trade between USSR and the rest of communist bloc) ? In the post-war history Poland was on the much worse side of the map than the UK.
plg 17 | 263  
17 Nov 2007 /  #36
yes soon the english football team will be full of polish people too cos polish people will have babies and they will be eligible to play for both poland and ENGLAND pmsl
ho-hum  
17 Nov 2007 /  #37
Well perhaps the Poles seem to have such a high profile because aside from the construction industry the also feature heavily in the service's sector. Frontline jobs where they are dealing face to face with joe public. So the impression is one of wow everyone is Polish, but really this image will blur overtime as the next generation of british born Poles will most probably go into the proffesions, very similar to the Indian communities did (especially the Hindu's). The first generation worked very hard and the kids studied and now they prosper. Good on 'em. I think the Poles will follow suit. Meanwhile as more and more Poles learn English and their own country is dragged forward. Those Poles who return home to Polska and put their skills into the Polish economy will help put Poland on an equal footing with other European countries. The symbiotic relationship Poland is developing with the Uk will spawn a deeper understanding of each others culture and history an it can be nothing but beneficial.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
17 Nov 2007 /  #38
The first generation worked very hard and the kids studied and now they prosper.

Yep, that's how it works for majority if not all immigrants. The first generation always sacrifices the most.
ho-hum  
17 Nov 2007 /  #39
For those concerned about immgration laws in the UK, the political rebuttle to the current policy maybe one of further restrictive laws for immigrants from outside the EU. But the UK is subject to the free movement of labour within the Union. Like it or not the UK has devolved many rights to the EU government, Brussels.

sorry ... that wasn't qualified properly. The result of the free movement of labour within Europe is the key to making Europe competative within the global market. China and India have both exceptionally strong and growing economies so to remain competative, Europe must use all its resources.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
17 Nov 2007 /  #40
the key to making Europe competative

People need to focus on their strengths rather than dwelling on their weaknesses.
Some people in some places realise this. It leads to versatility, productiveness and successs.

London is losing all its identity

London's identity has been ever-changing.
Forget about Britain as a land of immigrants for the moment. London is, and always has been a city of immigrants right from its Celtic beginnings. There is nothing new about people settling in London and continuing its ever-changing make-up. That is what defines it.
ho-hum  
17 Nov 2007 /  #41
London is, and always has been a city of immigrants right from its Celtic beginnings. There is nothing new about people settling in London and continuing its ever-changing make-up. That is what defines it.

Spot on
Michal - | 1,865  
17 Nov 2007 /  #42
London is, and always has been a city of immigrants right from its Celtic beginnings. There

Utter rubbish. There is simply no comparison whatsoever. What was the population of London in Celtic times? How is it possible to compare a million Poles entering the U.K. in the last year or two when there are no jobs for people at home? It generates cheap labour, short contracts, lack of security in the work place, no pension or sick pay rights and in general, the whole working class of whatever nationality looses out in the long run. There are always two sides to every coin.
ho-hum  
17 Nov 2007 /  #43
Michal, think what you may but, I would agree with the quote, i quoted.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
17 Nov 2007 /  #44
Utter rubbish

You can respond to me if you think I'm wrong. London has always been a city of immigrants, whether from all corners of Britain, mediaeval Europe, the British Empire, the EU, wherever. It has always been diverse.
ajgraham - | 121  
17 Nov 2007 /  #45
same old stuff.. this topic has been done to death already. For those who dont like it they can always emigrate themselves.

well said Sapphire......the old topic and the same old answeres!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
17 Nov 2007 /  #46
its like a broken record going round and round and round...yawn
miranda  
17 Nov 2007 /  #47
yawn

coffee?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
17 Nov 2007 /  #48
i like to live in hope - every now and then somebody adds something new
ajgraham - | 121  
17 Nov 2007 /  #49
coffee?

Miranda....Your not gonna believe this love....but i'm emigrating to Canada in February.....I'm driving a truck from New Brunswick down to the US Mid States!....Sorry if thats ruined your day!
truebrit 3 | 196  
18 Nov 2007 /  #50
London is, and always has been a city of immigrants right from its Celtic beginnings.

This is true - many of those great London films from the 1940s/50s were actually made (produced/directed) by immigrants.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
18 Nov 2007 /  #51
really, are you Irish
Buddy 7 | 167  
18 Nov 2007 /  #52
Actually the experience of the catholic Irish community and their treatment is not dissimilar to the Polish experience.
miranda  
18 Nov 2007 /  #53
Miranda....Your not gonna believe this love....but i'm emigrating to Canada in February.....I'm driving a truck from New Brunswick down to the US Mid States!....Sorry if thats ruined your day!

congratulation, I am happy for you:) Why would that ruin my day?

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