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YORKSHIRE POLICE SPEND 2 MILLION ON TRANSLATORS


wildrover 98 | 4,451  
18 Nov 2007 /  #1
According to the Yorkshire post , the Yorkshire Police spent two million pounds on translators to help with comunication between them and East european people...The language most often required being Russian and Polish....I think its good that they are making the effort to cope with those that visit the UK....On the other hand , when i went to the Police in Poland with a problem they were not a bit interested , untill i returned with a friend who spoke Polish....I guess there are not enough Brits here in Poland for them to need to learn English , but i have a feeling there might be a lot of Ukrainian , and Russian workers headed for Poland....Do they have access to translators in the Polish police..????
sledz 23 | 2,250  
18 Nov 2007 /  #2
ill be nice ........
Ronek 1 | 261  
18 Nov 2007 /  #3
I dont think Polish officers would have a bigger problem communicating with russians or ukrainians.

english is a different issue tho
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
18 Nov 2007 /  #4
the Yorkshire Police spent two million pounds on translators

Great,thats 2 million less on speed camera's :)
no ,wait,that means more speed camera's to make up the money...!!!:(. crikey....
B ooger off back to poland you lot,i cant afford another fine :):)
rex  
18 Nov 2007 /  #5
i into to the old bill here you want to know what he said

you are in poland you must speak Polish !
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
18 Nov 2007 /  #6
yup, you cant expect everybody to know your language wherever you go. Brtitish tend to rely on that a lot...
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
18 Nov 2007 /  #7
you cant expect everybody to know your language

Of course...we are British for gods sake....Its about time the whole world was forced to learn English , so that us Brits don,t have to learn any of these strange languages,,,AND , its also time we made all these people who drive on the WRONG side of the road do it the same way as the British....We are British , so our way must be the right way.....
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
18 Nov 2007 /  #8
We are British , so our way must be the right way.....

typical Brit. ha ha.
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
18 Nov 2007 /  #9
typical Brit

I hope you realised i was winding people up just a little bit....Actually i live in Poland , and love it here...Its not like the UK of course , and i kinda hope it never gets like the UK....
Michal - | 1,865  
18 Nov 2007 /  #10
e Yorkshire Police spent two million pounds on translators to help with comunication between them and East european people...The language most often required being Russian and Polish....I think its good that they are making the effort to cope with those that visit the UK....On the other hand , when i wen

What a dreadful waste of good taxpayers money. It is not so much a fact that they are making an effort as you put it, rather they are leagaly obliged to investigate all reported crime.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
18 Nov 2007 /  #11
I hope you realised i was winding people up just a little bit

yes i have. thats what 'ha ha' was for.
postie 7 | 112  
18 Nov 2007 /  #12
Yeah........ and how much of that 2 million was actually spent on translators? As opposed to how much was spent on filling in forms asking for translators???????????????

And yeah, I get it's a joke...... but.... you get, also, how Police budgets work!
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
19 Nov 2007 /  #13
They are also spending a bit of money on leaflets wriiten in Polish to explain UK driving laws , and road signs etc....Seems there are a lot of accidents involving newly arrived Poles....I know a Latvian friend of mine had four accidents in month when she first came to Leeds , mind you , she was a nutter.....
sledz 23 | 2,250  
19 Nov 2007 /  #14
Wheres yorkshire at??
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
19 Nov 2007 /  #15
Some say its the biggest desert in England.......
rafik 18 | 589  
19 Nov 2007 /  #16
2 MILLION ON TRANSLATORS

this is how much david beckham spends on cotton buds
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
19 Nov 2007 /  #17
And half what my mate Rafal spends on vodka.....
Michal - | 1,865  
19 Nov 2007 /  #18
I know a Latvian friend of mine had four accidents in month when she

We bought our house from an engineer who moved to Northampton after retirement. Near to where he lives is a long road which runs along the side of a canal bank. When he visited us about two years ago, he told us how three Lithuanians in a car drove in to the water and drowned.

d how much of that 2 million was actually spent on translators? As opposed to how much was spent on filling in forms asking for translators???????????????

Employing 'outside people' in professional capacities can indeed be very expensive, twenty to twenty five pounds an hour.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
19 Nov 2007 /  #19
What a dreadful waste of good taxpayers money.

Be sure to complain about tranlations made in Punjabi, Chinese, Arab and other languages as well.
Michal - | 1,865  
19 Nov 2007 /  #20
I wholeheatedly agree.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
20 Nov 2007 /  #21
Quoting: sledz
Wheres yorkshire at??

Some say its the biggest desert in England.......

Others would say it is the green and pleasant heart of England. Not full of Ya Ya southern buffty types and mockney geezers and all manner of other wonderfull english creations. The home of the industrial revoloution and the county with more great estates and country palaces than any other in England or the UK.The pulse of the UK.Home of the Brontes,Jeremy Clarckson,the calender girls,whippets,flat caps and highly competitive pigeon races........
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
20 Nov 2007 /  #22
The home of the industrial revoloution

Some say that was Shropshire.....
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
20 Nov 2007 /  #23
We used to live in a paoer bag , in a sceptic tank , we used to have to get up half an hour before we went to bed , lick t road clean with tongue......
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
20 Nov 2007 /  #24
You were lucky.... LOL
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
20 Nov 2007 /  #25
Its not like the UK of course , and i kinda hope it never gets like the UK....

full of moaning foreigners demanding translators :)

Some say that was Shropshire.....

wash your mouth out Mr Pie
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
20 Nov 2007 /  #26
full of moaning foreigners demanding translators :)

well thats me out of this discussion....One of the pf eight just joined it...
osiol 55 | 3,922  
20 Nov 2007 /  #27
It would be more disturbing if all that money was spent on Rutland.
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
20 Nov 2007 /  #28
Perhaps i should have pointed out in my first posting , that they don,t need all these Polish translators because they are constantly arresting Polish criminals , its just that with the large number of Poles in the UK , the witnesses to many crimes are often unable to speak English....
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
23 Nov 2007 /  #29
the witnesses to many crimes are often unable to speak English....

Youve seen Look North interviews then with the local bobbies trying to string a sentance together.....oh,you mean forgiegn witnessess,not the,oh,i get it....
OP wildrover 98 | 4,451  
23 Nov 2007 /  #30
Yorkshire born and Yorkshire bred....strong in arm , and thick in head.....as the saying goes....

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