commonsense 1 | 18 18 Apr 2008 / #1I think Poles are great! But I believe that there is a growing dislike towards Poles in the UK and I'd like to tell you why. Since 2004 well over 2 million Poles have arrived in the UK. There seems to a press-induced agenda that suggests that Poles are contribution to the economy - which those people cleverer than us have calculated to be 58p per month (or something like that). Ok, this IS a contribution but does not take into account the the rise of expenditure to accommodate this new influx. Schooling, language training, Health (I read one post lamenting how so many Polish women are having abortions [who pays?]. This 58 pence would probably cover homeless Poles in London. Poles are lucky. You have a home - and you can return to this home when Cash Cow UK is dry. Britain is now the 'home' of the world. Let's be honest and face facts. Britain is a dumping ground for those who see Britain as a money making machine. 'Poland is a poor country...' - and what has this to do with native British peope? 'Britain is a rich country...' - so does this mean we have to give it away to poorer people? Apparently so. Myself and many others see this as quite simply shocking. I hate my town now. I will never go back there and unlike many of our new citizens, I remember what it was like 10 years ago when even a taxi driver could speak English. It is FULL of foreigners on the take. Britain for decades has been accepting of foreigners but enough is enough. The populations(s) of Britain were never consulted if they wanted 25% of their town to be eastern-European. If they were asked, we know what the answer would be. Imagine living in Opole and all of a sudden, 25, 000 English, Welsh and Scottish people descended on the town. Imagine the Poles reaction if Poles lost their jobs because a Brit would work for less? Then imagine Brits concluded Poles therefore must be lazy? I'm sure resentment would be fermenting. I cannot help that many Poles seem to think the UK is their 'right'. I have even seen a book in Poland 'Your English Dream'. Britain is full! We cannot manage with this influx. We had enough problems pre 2004 without this European Union idea to flood the UK and dump poor (those wanting more) people here from the new member states so they can buy a BMW to drive in Jaroslaw. Portugal was a poor country and when they joined I never saw/met ANY in the UK then.It is very important for people to have a home. Poland has one. We all know how the returning Jews to Poland after the war were encouraged to leave - Poland for the Poles. Look, I'm not advocating Britain being free of immigrants. I love a curry - I love pierogi...but enough is enough. I meet so many Poles who are always criticising Britain. We never helped during the War (despite cemeteries the size of some Polish towns full of dead Brits [etc.]) We saved Britain in the Battle of Britain (surely the silliest historical comment one could ever make) The British are lazy....and many many more.Ok. I look forward to the day when Poles make Poland great and stop playing the victim. If it wasn't for Churchill there would be no Poland (Poles call this a betrayal).Britain is a small island and we're full. The biggest worry is the tremendous sense of ingratitude showed by many of the new immigrants. To conclude, if you want to know why most of us are angry (I don't care what the PC press says) it is when you read threads like on this forum - "I have worked in Britain for one year - do I get a UK pension?" Let's see a less taking and one-way expectation and a little more empathy with your hosts. This includes learning how to queue and stop saying k*rwa when you have to wait at the bank in order to send UK money back to Poland. I'm sure some of you will think I am a racist - I'm not. I am just being honest. The European Union want Britain finished - it's working. I hope the intelligent Brits left will unite and stop this nonsense.