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We welcome Polish people to Britain!


Wroclaw Boy  
28 Dec 2007 /  #181
Scots and Poles are quite alike and that may help keep down any flare-ups

You show me a similarity and im David Beckham

A question to you wroclaw BOY have you been an ******* all your life or is this just a faze your going through?

Gottcha mee wee ginger jock, I knew you would bite. Im off to bed mate I'll get back to you when, well i feel like it.

Happy New Year!!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Dec 2007 /  #182
Look at their history, they've both been a** r**** by their neighbours. Both are very hospitable. Both like to complain. We both fight our case strongly. Need I continue?
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
28 Dec 2007 /  #183
Yeah the North of Scotland is abandoned. Just some rogue haggis kicking about up there...

History does show some conflict between Scots and English yes. However, the ruling of a quarter of the world was by the British Empire which, strangely, included Scotland.

Scots do welcome Polish people in general but then again, we always have done, just as the Polish welcomed us in Poland. There's a good article posted in the Scotland thread about Scottish/Polish history but I doubt you'll bother to look for it.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Dec 2007 /  #184
Scotland did pretty well in their group. Had we beaten Georgia, we'd have been home and dry. Beating France twice is shite is it? At least we didn't draw with Macedonia, AT HOME. Ruling 1/4 of the world is nothing to be proud of unless u r an imperialist. U ought to read The Scottish Enlightenment sunshine, to see the impact we have had on the world, yeah, little old Scotland. Some of the best inventors, engineers, politicians, u name it. Try reading that b4 u get on ur high horse
truebrit 3 | 196  
29 Dec 2007 /  #185
Britain is a nation of immigrants and migrants.Millions of british people have gone overseas and become immigrants themselves in Australia,New Zealand,Canada,USA,and more recently Spain etc.

For 400 years Britain had the largest empire in history and benefitted and got rich from the hard work of people in India,Africa,Hong Kong,Carribean etc-as well as the hard work of British people themselves.This is the reason there are many people in Britain who originated from those former colonies.

The Polish coming here in large numbers has added to the diversity and with their similarities (enjoying football/alcohol)but also differences(traditional cooking/worship) they set a good example.There is enough work for everyone in the UK but there are sad whingers in every nation.The mostly decent Polish people are welcome here.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
29 Dec 2007 /  #186
Britain is a nation of immigrants and migrants.

Someone speaks sense. From Britain's very roots we are immigrants.

The Polish coming here in large numbers has added to the diversity and with their similarities (enjoying football/alcohol)but also differences(traditional cooking/worship) they set a good example.There is enough work for everyone in the UK but there are sad whingers in every nation.The mostly decent Polish people are welcome here.

I agree with this. If you'd told me a few years ago that I'd be learning to cook Polish food, struggling to learn the Polish language and that some of my best friends would be Polish (or that I'd be a mod on a Polish forum ;) I would have told you "don't talk crazy" :)

I wouldn't have it any other way now.
ajgraham - | 121  
29 Dec 2007 /  #187
Immigration has enriched and improved Britain for centuries - the UK would still be in the stone age if people didnt come and go so much.

Yeah right ok.. you idiot!!....When comparing the achievements of Brits to any other Country......I think you will find us Brits will run rings around anyone!....They say Britain invented the modern world....What with the Industrial Revolution...Worldwide web...Computers...TV...Radar...DNA....Telephones...Jet Engines etc....Without us Brits i think all of you unachieved people would still be living in the Stone Age don't you think?
noimmigration  
29 Dec 2007 /  #188
agreed ajgraham, poland has a large european population but has contributed so very little to the modern world.

Scotland is a country of only 5 million but has hugely and unproportionately contributed vast amounts to the world, and britain has a whole makes huge contributions.

what has poland done for us.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
29 Dec 2007 /  #189
Seanus wrote:
Scots and Poles are quite alike and that may help keep down any flare-ups

You show me a similarity and im David Beckham

They both have borders with arscheholes

I really dont know why the Scots hate us so much,

Im Scots,I dont hate the english,I hate us,the english are wa nkers and were ruled over by........sorry,just went a wee bit Trainspotting there :)

They just cant figure out how we ended up ruling 1/4 of the World

Ok,look at any list of names from the history of the British Empire,names of important people that is,and youll find most are Scots or Irish names,Gordon of khartoum etc etc

Dont you mean welcome to Scotland Jock?

Sorry Tarquinn

Gottcha mee wee ginger jock,

Sorry,you homosexual mousey brown balding hair receding chin englishman.....

TV...

Scotsman

Radar

Scotsman

....Telephones...

Scotsman

...DNA....

er,God? (but he's probably a scotsman too :) )

Scotland is a country of only 5 million but has hugely and unproportionately contributed vast amounts to the world, and britain has a whole makes huge contributions.

A point I agree on with you for a change,

what has poland done for us.

oops,you were doing so well
How about,enabling our boffins to crack the later enigma codes therfore sealing victory in WW2,How about anti personnel mine detectors as used to great effect at El Alamien,probably Britains last great mil' victory.What about the dozens of people of Polish/Jewish desent who are leading lights in the arts and entertainment,I could go on but Im off to watch some telly and drink some vodka....
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #190
Isthatu has done my bidding for me, PLEASE read 'The Scottish Enlightenment' Wrocław boy, it'll show u that the Scots shaped the modern world. It has a whole chapter on how we excelled in America. England has done some good things, I've just forgotten what they are. Yeah, telly and vodka, what a nice combo.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
29 Dec 2007 /  #191
Yeah, telly and vodka, what a nice combo.

A good Scots/Polish mix...Sorta Bonnie prince pishheed ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #192
Slainte mhaite and na zdrowie to that. Yill be awa wee the fairies afore ye ken it aifter at stuff. Sorry, only English, couldn't resist it. Poles like the simple things in life which Scots do to.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
29 Dec 2007 /  #193
Yill be awa wee the fairies afore ye ken it aifter at stuff.

Awa, yer takin' mince mon. :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #194
There are clubs in places like Torry in Aberdeen to teach Poles the Doric dialect. That'd be hilarious, walking into a Torry bar and being asked by the Polish barman, 'fit ye fir, min?'. They are quite popular. I've heard that Poles don't want to integrate in Edinburgh that much, well, fair enough, but learning dialects is showing an effort to integrate. When I use Silesian dialect here, the students love it as it bridges gaps
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
29 Dec 2007 /  #195
I've heard that Poles don't want to integrate in Edinburgh that much,

Probably it's true that some Polish people in Edinburgh don't want to integrate but then there are some Scots in Edinburgh who don't want to integrate with anyone either! Even other Scots.

A couple of my friends have picked up words like "aye" and "ken" and "dinnae".

Aye, it's a braw moon licht nicht the nicht! :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #196
Edinburgh does attract such people I'm afraid. How's ur Scottish PolskaDoll?
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
29 Dec 2007 /  #197
True but then again, every place with a large Polish population will also include some Poles who don't want to integrate. That's life... My Scottish is grand...it's my Polish that lets me down... :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #198
Do u learn Polish?
ajgraham - | 121  
29 Dec 2007 /  #199
er,God? (but he's probably a scotsman too :) )

DNA..Englishman
Jet Engine...Englishman
Worldwide Web....English man
Industrial Revolution...Englishman
Computers...Englishmen....Etc...etc..
And as for TV...Radar and telephone...they were invented by a number of people outside of Scotland.

I think all you need is a good plastering mate!!.......Something you've never achieved against us yet!!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #200
Most of those Englishmen have Scottish ancestry. OK, Bell and Baird did some research elsewhere but they are still Scottish. At least we produce more graduates relative to the size of our country given that u guys charge high fees for Further Education. Why? Because u wanted to Scotland in the UK so u gave us a sweetener. Without our oil revenues, u'd be much less rich than u r now
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
29 Dec 2007 /  #201
Do u learn Polish?

I try :) It's a slow process :)

telephone...they were invented by a number of people outside of Scotland.

Read this gmu.edu/departments/seor/student_project/syst101_00b/team18/whoinv.htm

Bell was Scottish but the telephone was patented in US. Still it's inventor was a Scot.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #202
Exactly, he was a Scot. Polski to trudny język/Polski jest trudnym językiem, ne? I don't want to get into attacks on the English as many of my friends are English. That's an English trait, trying to gloat about how they are better. They have their good things and we have ours, so what? It's pointless arguing as they know little of our accomplishments.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
29 Dec 2007 /  #203
It's pointless arguing as they know little of our accomplishments.

...and who was behind the "iron curtain". Really.
ajgraham - | 121  
29 Dec 2007 /  #204
They all have Scottish Ancestry do they?.....I take it that comment was just off the top of you head right?....and how does a Country of 5 million people pay for a country of 55 million?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #205
I didn't say they all had, I said most. I didn't say Scotland pays for England either, on the scale that u envisage. It's u guys that want to keep us more than we want to keep u. The Scottish Parliament (1999) was a sign that we wanted more autonomy and the SNP has grown in voice in recent years.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
29 Dec 2007 /  #206
Then again, this thread would be about welcoming Polish people to Britain, not the differing opinions regarding Scotland and England...
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #207
So, welcome to Britain!!
ajgraham - | 121  
29 Dec 2007 /  #208
Then again, this thread would be about welcoming Polish people to Britain, not the differing opinions regarding Scotland and England...

You havn't all given up already have Polskadoll??....Don't start an arguement you carn't win!......and good night!
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
29 Dec 2007 /  #209
Er, no, just trying to keep this thread on topic.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
30 Dec 2007 /  #210
ajgraham wrote: and how does a Country of 5 million people pay for a country of 55 million?

A report written by the Scottish Office economist Gavin McCrone for ministers[16] in the mid-1970s indicated that with ownership of North Sea oil, an independent Scotland would have "embarrassingly large tax surpluses"[17], that the economy of an independent Scotland, with control over the majority of UK North Sea oil revenue would have the one of the "hardest" currencies in Europe and that "for the first time since the Act Of Union was passed, it can now be credibly argued that Scotland's economic advantage lies in its repeal

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_Scotland%27s_oil

noimmigration wrote:

Such a parcel of rogues in a nation.
alba.org.uk/burns/rogues.html

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