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Has there been an influx of Polish people into Germany?


KingAthelstan 9 | 142
24 Sep 2011  #1
I was wondering if Poles have starting moving to Germany since they lifted immigration restrictions this year?

telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/8485408/Germany-braces-itself-for-invasion-of-Polish-workers-as-it-follows-EU-immigration-rules.html
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
24 Sep 2011  #2
I was wondering if Poles have starting moving to Germany since they lifted immigration restrictions this year?

i doubt that many have gone since restrictions were lifted... because they were there beforehand.
grubas 12 | 1,391
24 Sep 2011  #3
Your link is few months old edit .I remember reading it before May 1st 2011.
gumishu 11 | 5,012
24 Sep 2011  #4
i doubt that many have gone since restrictions were lifted... because they were there beforehand.

yes - very true - my neighbour already works in Germany for two years now - the family stays here
OP KingAthelstan 9 | 142
24 Sep 2011  #5
it would be good if some Poles in the UK went to Deutschland. why do I see so many Middle aged and older Poles who just sit on the benches in the town centre in the middle of the day drinking vodka. it used to be just Young Poles in their early 20s who came to work here,but now they seem to have brought over their entire families
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431
24 Sep 2011  #6
why do I see so many Middle aged and older Poles who just sit on the benches in the town centre in the middle of the day drinking vodka.

And so what? Are these older people bothering you? and if they live in the UK with their working Polish families it means that they also spend money in the UK in British supermarkets buying their wodka but also food etc.

Some old Poles are drinking wodka on British benches and some English young men are also just drinking wodka in Polish bars and pubs in Poland!

C'est la Vie!
OP KingAthelstan 9 | 142
24 Sep 2011  #7
Not putting immigration quotas for Eastern Europe was one of the biggest mistakes any pot war British Government ha made. it has really f*cked over the British working classes. Working class Brits can not compete with a Pole who will do a job for half the price. they have stopped wages from rising as much as they would have over the last 7 years. It ha put an immense financial strain on working class Brits involved in manual labour industries such plumbing, bar work, mechanics, brick layers who roofers, allot of new jobs are taken by people registered are reserved for employment agencies based in Eastern Europe. The Poles now here do not integrate with wider British society, there are Police sign in Reading saying ' Please do not Drink' in Polish.

How would you feel if there was an influx of nearly 1 million low payed working class Brits to Poland within a space of 2 years?

this has nothing to do with your opening post. keep the thread on topic. otherwise i'll bin it. thank you.
gumishu 11 | 5,012
24 Sep 2011  #8
It ha put an immense financial strain on working class Brits involved in manual labour industries such plumbing, bar work, mechanics, brick layers who roofers, allot of new jobs are taken by people registered are reserved for employment agencies based in Eastern Europe.

while in Britain I heard stories about English trades people not caring to show up for appointed work, delaying the jobs on end, charging serious buck for jobs and in all that being able to spend half their time in England and half on Spanish vacations - I don't know how widespread such instances were but the arrival of Polish trades people was at least at first welcome by the populace - I think the English trades people were probably a bit spoilt by the general affluance
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
24 Sep 2011  #9
you have a point there gumishu, I think they are still welcomed, in general.
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431
24 Sep 2011  #10
English trades people not caring to show up for appointed work, delaying the jobs on end, charging serious buck for jobs and in all that being able to spend half their time in England and half on Spanish vacations -

Yes absolutely, it is the story of the Ant and the Grasshoper.

How would you feel if there was an influx of nearly 1 million low payed working class Brits to Poland within a space of 2 years?

Given the Polish growth maybe it will happen one day ! We ll see the Polish workers behaving like primadonas and wealthy enough not to want to do the dirty jobs, you might be among the 1 million low payed working class brits happy to find work in Poland! Lol
pawian 159 | 9,526
24 Sep 2011  #11
=KingAthelstan]I was wondering if Poles have starting moving to Germany since they lifted immigration restrictions this year?

I am still in Poland.

I am not going to move to Germany. I respect and like Germans but living there would be too big Clockwork Orange for my psyche.
OP KingAthelstan 9 | 142
24 Sep 2011  #12
surely in western Poland you have more in common with them than yo do with us culturally?

I have no great affinity with the Germans, but I do with the Irish, Scandinavians, Dutch, Aussies and kiwis who I find to be culturally closest to Britain.
sascha 1 | 826
25 Sep 2011  #13
I am not going to move to Germany. I respect and like Germans but living there would be too big Clockwork Orange for my psyche.

why not? its a big country, everything in order and possible. wealthy also and safe. ok, the humans aspect not so much, but that can be compensated. ;)

I have no great affinity with the Germans, but I do with the Irish, Scandinavians, Dutch, Aussies and kiwis who I find to be culturally closest to Britain.

me neither with 'brits'. historically and mentally. just kiddin'. what is that bothers u with germanics?

i think the transition of polish people who wanted to go to germany much earlier started than just to wait for some official green light.
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
25 Sep 2011  #14
I was wondering if Poles have starting moving to Germany since they lifted immigration restrictions this year?

There has always been a huge number of Poles in Germany, even before the restrictions.

How would you feel if there was an influx of nearly 1 million low payed working class Brits to Poland within a space of 2 years?

There wouldn't, because they would be to lazy too learn the language.
pawian 159 | 9,526
25 Sep 2011  #15
=sascha]why not?

I don`t know. I have to think it over.
Let`s go.

=sascha]its a big country,

Poland is big too. 322 575 km².

Germany - only 357 114,22 km².

=sascha]everything possible.

In Poland, everything is possible too. Even more than in Germany.

=sascha]wealthy also

I am not as wealthy as a German but I feel wealthy enough here. I have a big car, a big apartment (even two), gas, electricity, central heating, flushed toilet, fridge and cooker, two computers, two cats, a snake, 20 mice, a wife, 3 kids, rewarding job, etc etc etc.

=sascha]and safe.

I feel perfectly safe too. The last time I had my car broken into was in 1998. The last time I had to fight in the street was in 1997. The last time I was pickpocketed was in the USA in 1991.

=sascha]the humans aspect not so much, but that can be compensated.

I don`t care about humans, neither here not there.

=sascha]everything in order

Really? Yuk! Now I know why I wouldn`t like to live in Germany. Frigging German order! Ordnung muss sein - I hate it. It reminds me of partitions, Prussian repressions, Nazi occupation.

No, thank you, Sascha, no ill feelings, I just can`t.
:):):):):):):):)
delphiandomine 83 | 17,626
25 Sep 2011  #16
I think the English trades people were probably a bit spoilt by the general affluance

And don't forget the rampant tax dodging, too.

Generally speaking, those with money to spend on plumbers and suchlike are very happy with the Poles - because they cut the costs and got the jobs done quickly.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
25 Sep 2011  #17
two cats, a snake, 20 mice, a wife, 3 kids, rewarding job, etc etc etc

is that in order of priority..?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
25 Sep 2011  #18
a snake

interesting.

20 mice

because of the above i imagine the figure for mice is lowered every couple of weeks.
sascha 1 | 826
25 Sep 2011  #19
No, thank you, Sascha, no ill feelings, I just can`t.

its ok. probably both sides are better off. ;)

i would prefer more slavicization of germanics from polish people. we need that to be more human. ;)
gumishu 11 | 5,012
25 Sep 2011  #20
Wroclaw

because of the above i imagine the figure for mice is lowered every couple of weeks.

you propably haven't taken into account that a population of mice can quadruple in a matter of a month or so :P
beckski 12 | 1,617
26 Sep 2011  #21
snake, 20 mice

All of the above sound very rewarding except for the snake & 20 mice. (I'll pass on the kitty cats too; I'm a dog person.)


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