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Posts by Mister H  

Joined: 4 Jan 2008 / Male ♂
Last Post: 2 Nov 2019
Threads: Total: 11 / Live: 5 / Archived: 6
Posts: Total: 761 / Live: 208 / Archived: 553
From: Hove, UK
Speaks Polish?: no

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Mister H   
7 Sep 2012
Life / Political correctness in Poland [210]

Race reportingOnly mention someone's race if it is strictly relevant. Check to make sure you have it right. Would you mention race if the person was white?

Jeez, where did this originate from ?

Are new starters at the Guardian or the BBC given it on their first day ?
Mister H   
7 Sep 2012
Law / Legal Change of Name After Marriage (I'm UK, she is Polish) [12]

Well, some of us have had enough of "exotic" names here. It's not traditional in Poland for a married woman to change the spelling of her husband's name. Keeping her maiden name is one thing, even add a hyphen between the two if she really has too, but this business of "oh but in Poland it's TRADITION to spell it this way" just serves to wind people up and essentially say that UK traditions aren't good enough for them.
Mister H   
6 Sep 2012
Law / Legal Change of Name After Marriage (I'm UK, she is Polish) [12]

I can only give you my point of view and I appreciate what you say about wanting to "stick with tradition" but it's not traditional here and that's the point.

It's traditional in India for people to have their surname and first names the other way around on official things like bank cards. Should Indians / British Asians have the option to "stick with tradition" too ?

Where do we draw the line ?

Here, it's traditional for the woman to take her husband's surname after marriage and spell it the way he does. If you want to follow Polish traditions, then you will find it easier to do that in Poland.

I'm not trying to be nasty by the way :)
Mister H   
2 Sep 2012
Life / Polish Born Ethnic Minorities - are they integrated? [10]

Warsaw has a large Vietnamese population. There are also loads of Indians.

Interesting to know. I didn't think that there would be any foreigners at all.

What brings them there and do they speak Polish or do they expect everything translated for them ?
Mister H   
2 Sep 2012
Law / Legal Change of Name After Marriage (I'm UK, she is Polish) [12]

I realise it isn't necessary in the UK but it is important to her that she doesn;t use the male version (just a personal choice).

Then she should keep her maiden name if she doesn't want your name.

Sorry, I'm a bit "when in Rome" about this kind of thing. You're not in Poland.
Mister H   
2 Sep 2012
Life / Polish Born Ethnic Minorities - are they integrated? [10]

I really hate when people bring up these horrendous topics.They may be born in Poland, but they are NOT, I repeat, NOT Polish!

And children born in the UK with Polish parents are ........ ?

And I know this will get deleted.

Which is a shame as it's a genuine question, I'm not trying to stir it up.
Mister H   
1 Sep 2012
Law / Legal Change of Name After Marriage (I'm UK, she is Polish) [12]

When you marry in the UK the marriage certificate can act as proof of a change of name.

You might be able to get the bank to change it to the female version with just a marriage certificate as bank staff are easily intimidated, but not sure about passports etc.

However, unless you're Polish and living in Poland, I don't get why this is something you need to do.

Why do you want it this way ?
Mister H   
1 Sep 2012
Life / Polish Born Ethnic Minorities - are they integrated? [10]

I'm thinking that there are not many non-white people in Poland having children, but there must be some.

What races do they tend to be and which cities / towns are they in ?

Are they integrated?
Mister H   
1 Sep 2012
UK, Ireland / Polish Family stabbed to death in St Helier. [40]

Regardless of where he ends up, he is a Polish national and therefore I do think that the Polish government should be stumping up something for his cost of his incarceration.

It's one of many badly thought out scenarious that don't seem to have been properly considered by those that dreamt up the rules of the EU.

Rzeszowski should either be deported to Poland and spend his time in a Polish prison or kept in somewhere like Broadmoor with the Polish government providing the cash.
Mister H   
1 Sep 2012
UK, Ireland / Polish Family stabbed to death in St Helier. [40]

Just found out - he has been held at Broadmoor (the highest security hospital in the UK) since the time of his arrest, so it's almost certain that he's going to spend a long, long time there.

Good! I hope he never sees the light of day again, at least not as a free man.
Mister H   
15 Jul 2012
UK, Ireland / Poles robbing Poles in the UK [12]

But Marek Kowalczyk's motive for doing it not so amusing or the fact that he only got three years.
Mister H   
15 Jul 2012
UK, Ireland / Renewing passports for children? We are back in the UK. [17]

Our Little boy was born in Poland when we registerd his birth they could only put my first name on the certificate.

How did you get him into the UK ?

but if he doesnt have a passport on him, how will you come back without being accused of God knows what?if I were you I would just apply for a British passport ASAP for him.

Indeed! Remember the days when children could be named on their parents' passports ?

How did things become so complicated ?!?!

Yes and you will pat yourself on the back in the future should the relationship go pear shaped. A Polish passport = Double Trouble

I hope that there comes a day when all these countries (both EU and non-EU), that few seem to want to live in and came here instead, manage to turn themselve around so that they all start flocking back only to be denied entry......having been told that their "British" children with their "British" passports will need to apply for all kinds of visas before being allowed in.
Mister H   
12 Jul 2012
UK, Ireland / Renewing passports for children? We are back in the UK. [17]

I took from what the chap said that his young child is a Polish citizen. Therefore, surely they can't "just get him a British passport" ?

It can't be that simple to change someone's nationality just to make the issuing of a passport easier ?
Mister H   
9 Jul 2012
UK, Ireland / Crying Polish truck driver on British roads is Internet hit [269]

A sample of usual bashing of some Polish driver, driving a truck on Polish plates, they could not resist to leave it as they would do it if it was on English plates.

Utter rubbish !!

You pull over on the hardshoulder of the motorway, it's not long before you get some attention from the police regardless of the reg. no. of your vehicle.

It's people like you that cause trouble !!
Mister H   
9 Jul 2012
UK, Ireland / Crying Polish truck driver on British roads is Internet hit [269]

Nah,seriously,I saw this on the BBC the other night,the poor guy just lost it. Yes,he did make a fool of himself and yes it was quite funny in an uncomfortable *should I really laugh at the "special person" * sort of way but I honestly just think he'd had a hard week,got flustered,saw the cameras and just had a melt down.

Maybe. If you are questioned at the roadside by the police, you don't expect a TV film crew to be there too.

His truck must be pretty well-equipped though for him to be peeling spuds for his dinner.

there is something about PF that makes laughing at the 'special' people perfectly excusable... don't think of it as a malicious, schadenfreude-ridden chuckle rather an expression of your genuine relief and joyous gratitude that you are not that 'special' yourself -- in short: your heartfelt humility gone vocal

I think that's the internet in general.
Mister H   
7 Jul 2012
UK, Ireland / Polish immigrants in the UK - the next generation [87]

In the UK you can work, in Poland theres nothing for many, nothing at all.

Fair point and I don't want to start a row about immigration, but it's not the role of the UK to solve all these problems and provide a way out for people.

We've enough problems of our own.
Mister H   
7 Jul 2012
UK, Ireland / Polish immigrants in the UK - the next generation [87]

"Some" Poles may be leaving the UK and Ireland,but they are not necessarily returning to Poland.

So a Polish translator in a London hospital earns enough to buy an over-priced property in the capital ?

That says it all really about how far this problem has gone.

I wonder how Magdalena Grodzka will feel when her child feels more British than Polish.
Mister H   
18 Dec 2011
UK, Ireland / Polish is an official language in the UK? [68]

As Harry said, public information is published in many different languages here in the UK, one or two signs in Polish hardly make it an 'official language' - it's because the British are so polite..;)

Some might say we are too polite.

Spending money on roadsigns or leaflets from the council in various languages doesn't solve the problems caused by foreigners coming here to live that can't / won't learn English.

This is just like trying to use a plaster on someone that has just lost a leg to a shark.
Mister H   
18 Dec 2011
UK, Ireland / Polish Doctor in UK discriminiated and bullied against gets millions. [28]

Yep, discrimination and racism are wrong unless they are against Polish people, kunt's logic...

Why is she a different race ? Different nationality, yes, but a different race ??

Discrimination is always wrong, but this amount of compensation is insane!
Mister H   
3 Nov 2011
UK, Ireland / Websites for Poles to benefit from Britain! [210]

,uk is a multicultural society now and far richer for it.

Multicultural ? Yes.

Richer for it ? It's not a simple "yes" or "no" answer.

Maybe for Guardian readers that live in the nicer parts of the country and don't feel invaded it is a "far richer" place with a few foreigners.

Controlled immigration is fine, be we don't have that in the UK.
Mister H   
3 Nov 2011
UK, Ireland / Moving cost from UK to Poland (Gdansk) - Anyone heard of IMove International? [16]

Wow could it be?? A Pole going back to Poland after getting a taste for the UK???

It's comments like that, Hudson Hicks, that make it harder to have rational and sensible discussions about immigration. Thanks for taking the debate back a step.

As for your question, Jars, I'm afraid I don't know but I wish you luck in your move :-)
Mister H   
16 Aug 2011
UK, Ireland / Polish Family stabbed to death in St Helier. [40]

The last time they had a murder on the island was in 2004.

The crime rate is very low, mainly due to it being an small island with a small population and nowhere to run and hide.

It's always been a place that I have thought very difficult to into to live unless you were filthy rich. It is a tax haven after all.

It sounds like a crime of passion, but even so...killing your children...

What happened is very sad.
Mister H   
18 Jul 2011
UK, Ireland / Poles in the UK not a problem as far as i can tell [79]

It's a Polish forum so can be less civilised than 1st world forums. A reflection of this society.

Regardless of that, I still think that the word used by Wroclaw Boy in post 14 is not nice and not really acceptable.

And I'm not trying to be PC just for the hell of it.

George Galloway, a Scottish MP, talking about Polish workers and how good they are. He sees it well. I agree with him on almost everything.

Is Galloway still an MP ? I thought he stood down after being an MP for the Respect Party.

Either way, I think his rather tired arguments about British workers being lazy and not turning up for work etc are a bit unfair. Yes some are lazy, but many are not.

He doesn't make for a good radio host as he is too biased.
Mister H   
17 Jul 2011
UK, Ireland / Poles in the UK not a problem as far as i can tell [79]

Two days later three guys fitting the same description robbed a paki shop at knife point.

I hope you haven't taught your daughter that word.

Nice to see that this forum is so well moderated.