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Migrant workers face rental block


Pierogi - | 42  
5 Aug 2009 /  #31
is that a months rent as deposit?

Six weeks rent, iirc.

I live in a much cheaper area now :)
F15guy 1 | 160  
5 Aug 2009 /  #32
A lawyer sued a landlord because he refused to rent to lawyers.

The lawyer lost in court. It's ok to discriminate because of profession, at least against lawyers.
gumishu 11 | 5,632  
5 Aug 2009 /  #33
good one :)
OP espana 17 | 910  
5 Aug 2009 /  #34
the bbc is scared to highlight non-white immigration that why they pick in the poles
ragtime27 1 | 146  
6 Aug 2009 /  #35
that why they pick in the poles

case like that is helping poles not picking on them.

I wasn't aware of this case and how prejudice the estate agent were,the public knows now,poles can challenge it since it's proven .
BritishEmpire - | 148  
6 Aug 2009 /  #36
I dont see what the big deal is, you see polish shops with signs in the window saying "no english" so why is this different.

Still its the landlords property so as far as iam concerned he/she owns it so he or she can do as they like.
I suppose this shoots down all those multi cult liberalists that really believe this country loves immigrants because its clearly not the case, what gets me is why everyone keeps going on about it.

Its always been like this and it always will we are an island nation, do we really have to keep talking a perfect world when its obvious its not going to happen, politicians and there equality groups can try as hard as they like because at the end of the day its what the people do that matters.
djf 18 | 166  
6 Aug 2009 /  #37
I dont see what the big deal is, you see polish shops with signs in the window saying "no english" so why is this different.

Where??? Never seen a sign like that in any of the polish or 'foreign food' shops in Boston or Lincoln.

I have seen 'No english' signs in a few pubs mainly frequented by portuguese / russian dock workers/sailors in Boston though.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
6 Aug 2009 /  #38
A furniture shop in a south coast town has banned foreign students who it says take their fast food into the store to eat on the sofas and coffee tables.

Chris Moffet, manager of Perfect Homes in Eastbourne, said he put up a sign barring foreign students after his stock was damaged.

Solicitor Paul Gilbert said the store could be leaving itself open to prosecution under race relations laws.

But Mr Moffet said: "I am not prepared to have damage done to my products."

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8182558.stm

I suppose this shoots down all those multi cult liberalists that really believe this country loves immigrants because its clearly not the case,

But people do seem to believe this and think anyone who says otherwise is in a minority.
Mister H 11 | 761  
6 Aug 2009 /  #39
It is the landlords property, his rules. The BBC should butt out, it is none of their business.

It maybe the Landlord's property, but he/she has to play fair and it isn't fair to discriminate against entire nations, regardless of any past, bad experiences. They're probably renting rat-holes that only poor migrant workers would live in anyway, so they should be grateful anyone wants to pay rent.

By all means do some thorough reference checking and then reject their applications if they're not great, but everyone deserves a chance.

I heard this item on Radio 4 the other morning with the letting agency woman saying "yeah, that's fine, no problem" to the undercover reporter who didn't want any foreigners renting his properties.

Therefore IT IS the BBC's business as they were being pretty blatant about it all.

The letting agents were really out of order.
mvefa 5 | 591  
6 Aug 2009 /  #40
But people do seem to bleeive this and think anyone who says otherwise is in a minority.

You'll always be the minority ;)
BritishEmpire - | 148  
6 Aug 2009 /  #41
What i can honestly say is that the government and the news love to portray things that way and if your gullible enough you will believe it and follow the rest of the lemmings off the cliff.

Iam not saying its right or wrong but virtually everyone i speak to dislike immigrants in one way or another and for various reasons, it actually doesnt surprise me that the BNP is the fastest growing political party in the UK.

I spoke to a good friend of mine that lives in london, he is from south africa and has been living here for 2 years but is planning on going back home in the new year because he is sick of how this country works, he likens it to a communist country in that you only ever seem to have enough to live on and that wages are low and continue to stay low.
Mister H 11 | 761  
6 Aug 2009 /  #42
it actually doesnt surprise me that the BNP is the fastest growing political party in the UK.

They're just a small bunch of nutters that managed to get two (yes, that's TWO) MEPs into the European Parliament.

Yes, immigration is in a mess but the BNP are not the answer.

I spoke to a good friend of mine that lives in london, he is from south africa and has been living here for 2 years but is planning on going back home in the new year because he is sick of how this country works,

Don't tell me, let me guess, your mate arrived here with a British passport that he has always carried due to colonial links between Britain and SA and that the only reason he came here in the first place is because SA is f**ked ?
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
6 Aug 2009 /  #43
I spoke to a good friend of mine that lives in london, he is from south africa and has been living here for 2 years but is planning on going back home in the new year because he is sick of how this country works,

my heart bleeds for him
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
6 Aug 2009 /  #44
in that you only ever seem to have enough to live on and that wages are low and continue to stay low.

That is down to mass immigration and the importation of cheap docile labour. I have said it before and I will say it again, big business and landlords make the profits, while the working class pay the social costs.

Yes, immigration is in a mess but the BNP are not the answer.

No, UKIP are.
Mister H 11 | 761  
6 Aug 2009 /  #45
Very true.

No, UKIP are.

I've not read up on UKIP all that much, but I did vote for them in the Euros as they're not in favour of uncontrolled immigration and they don't have a hate-filled agenda against pretty much everyone and anyone.
BritishEmpire - | 148  
6 Aug 2009 /  #46
They're just a small bunch of nutters that managed to get two (yes, that's TWO) MEPs into the European Parliament.

Yes, immigration is in a mess but the BNP are not the answer.

BritishEmpire:
I spoke to a good friend of mine that lives in london, he is from south africa and has been living here for 2 years but is planning on going back home in the new year because he is sick of how this country works,
Don't tell me, let me guess, your mate arrived here with a British passport that he has always carried due to colonial links between Britain and SA and that the only reason he came here in the first place is because SA is f**ked ?

I dont see how there a small bunch? 2 seats in the european parliment is a huge achievement for any party that isnt one of the big 3 so theres little point being ignorant over it.

Infact my friend came on a visa like alot of people do so why are you jumping to conclusions, the reason why he came was to study and to save some money so that he could start a business back in south africa not because SA is F88ked as you put it because it isnt.

my heart bleeds for him

Lets hope the bleeding doesnt stop
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
6 Aug 2009 /  #47
Lets hope the bleeding doesnt stop

lol nice! I just can't stand whining south africans.
Mister H 11 | 761  
6 Aug 2009 /  #48
I dont see how there a small bunch? 2 seats in the european parliment is a huge achievement for any party that isnt one of the big 3 so theres little point being ignorant over it.

You can't seem to be able to spell Parliament correctly which, considering your screen ID, is rather embarrasing don't you think ?

Also, your grammar, for someone that is British and has been through the British education system, is pretty dire too.

I don't think I am being ignorant over the BNP at all. They've been going for years and is two MEPs and a handful of councillors in shite parts of the UK really the most that they can manage ?

Infact my friend came on a visa like alot of people do so why are you jumping to conclusions, the reason why he came was to study and to save some money so that he could start a business back in south africa not because SA is F88ked as you put it because it isnt.

Fair enough, I jumped to a conclusion and I apologise.

According to the South Africans I know (the ones that do hold British passports and spent years sitting around their swimming pools getting stewed everyday and not giving the UK a second thought) seem to think SA is fu**ed. That's the only reason they are here at all.
BritishEmpire - | 148  
6 Aug 2009 /  #49
so if there whining polish then its ok i suppose?
Mister H 11 | 761  
6 Aug 2009 /  #51
If only removing things you don't like about life was as simple as that.
BritishEmpire - | 148  
7 Aug 2009 /  #52
if only adding them back was so easy

BritishEmpire:
so if there whining polish then its ok i suppose?
slightly more bearable..:@)

Thats a matter of opinion
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
8 Aug 2009 /  #53
My mate has houses, she's happy to have Poles (only couples), but not certain other minorities since she had some african runnning credit card fraud from one of her houses. I know you're going to call me a racist and my mate but she has the right to say no, same as the council has the right to refuse to re-house someone who has anti social behaviour. I know of a few people who have houses who wont let to certain groups, chinese are are a big no no.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,443  
8 Aug 2009 /  #54
well, that is not racism, that is just common sense.
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Aug 2009 /  #55
No its not, its an opinion based on past experiences. Common sense doesnt even enter the equation.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,443  
8 Aug 2009 /  #56
its an opinion based on past experiences

call it what you want. Common sense tells me that I should learn form past experience so I can avoid making mistakes in the future.
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Aug 2009 /  #57
Common sense tells me that I should learn form past experience so I can avoid making mistakes in the future

But your common sense in agreeing with SS is racially based.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,443  
8 Aug 2009 /  #58
tricky situation. I guess I am a racist after all.
BritishEmpire - | 148  
10 Aug 2009 /  #59
People can call me what they like, sticks and stone and all that.
If i had a running with a certain group i would avoid them like the plague, if that classes me as a racist then so be it.

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