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Poland V's UK - staying or leaving?


kgirl 3 | 1  
20 Jun 2008 /  #1
There seems to be mixed messages in the media at the moment about whether Poles are packing up and heading home or staying in the UK for the long-term. What are your thoughts on this? What are you, your friends and family doing?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
20 Jun 2008 /  #2
What are you, your friends and family doing?

Eat, drink, breath etc.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
20 Jun 2008 /  #3
Can't seem to get rid of him yet. Especially when the new blonde girl is asking me for nice Polish phrases to say to him. Still, I appreciate the rent money, but I really don't understand how I'm suddenly the Polish language expert.

Poland V's UK

What is Poland V, and what is its UK? Just a wee grammatical question.

I've just had an idea - why not put an apostrophe before every letter s from now on.

I 'suppose thing's could 'start to look a bit 'silly, but 'so do 'so many 'sentence's with excec's'sive u'sage of apo'strophe's. I'm ju'st taking thing's to the logical conclu'sion.
dannybhoy - | 32  
20 Jun 2008 /  #4
What are you, your friends and family doing?

Not sure about what everyone else is doing, but I'm here for the long run, and basically has no intention of ever returning to Poland. Many of (Polish) friends here in the UK are planning on returning, as are a few of my family members currently residing in England. However, I have met a couple of families who have settled here and bought houses, etc, so I reckon its pretty mixed......many will head home eventually (or in the not so distant future) and some will stay permanantly.
Mister H 11 | 761  
20 Jun 2008 /  #5
I've not noticed any difference.

I think it's all media hype to try and calm the British masses down.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
20 Jun 2008 /  #6
so I reckon its pretty mixed......many will head home eventually

I sort of agree with that. Most of my Polish friends have every intention of staying here in the long term and have no real plans to return to Poland for good. They are certainly settling down, going to college and planning families here (those who are married or in relationships are anyway). Although a couple of them have said to me they intend on going back to Poland by next year but I can't see it. Maybe it's just the Polish people I know but certainly most of them will be staying here.

Let's see how the next year goes for Britain though. Maybe we'll be heading elsewhere... ;)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
21 Jun 2008 /  #7
staying or leaving

Some will stay. Some will come home, but will be replaced by others.

The movement of people depends on the economies of each country. At the moment the cost of living is noticably going up here in Poland. And Wroclaw might not be the best place to return to as it has the second highest cost of living, after Warsaw.

I also think that when the time is right many more Poles will move to Holland, France or Germany. And possibly Russia when it comes to business.
Mister H 11 | 761  
21 Jun 2008 /  #8
Not much love in the room for Poland it seems.

It can't be that bad surely ?

For me, The UK will always be home and although there is quite a bit I don't like about the country and its people, the good outweighs the bad (although only just at times).

Working abroad for a period is one thing, but leaving these shores for good ? I can't see it.

Don't the Polish have any pride in their homeland ?
dannybhoy - | 32  
21 Jun 2008 /  #9
Don't the Polish have any pride in their homeland ?

I have pride in my homeland, and in different circumstances there is a good chance that I would eventually return home. However, in 3 weeks I'm getting married to a Scottish girl, and I just feel life is easier for her here, where she is happy and settled. I still see Poland as my homeland and and will probably always do so, but after almost 5 years here in Scotland, its certainly become like my (second) home.
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
21 Jun 2008 /  #10
Don't the Polish have any pride in their homeland ?

Some do, some don't.
Mister H 11 | 761  
21 Jun 2008 /  #11
I have pride in my homeland, and in different circumstances there is a good chance that I would eventually return home. However, in 3 weeks I'm getting married to a Scottish girl, and I just feel life is easier for her here, where she is happy and settled. I still see Poland as my homeland and and will probably always do so, but after almost 5 years here in Scotland, its certainly become like my (second) home.

Yes your circumstances are very different to many and congratulations on your impending marriage !

That's real integration :-)

Some do, some don't.

Which ones do ? The plumbers and brickies or the architects and doctors ?

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