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Have the British become the worst enemy of the Polish?


ppp
27 Jun 2014  #31
Roger,
yes, i met many great people from different countries. one of my best friends is an English boy, he's gay and he's 1 of the best people i ever met. but at some point i started to feel uncomfortable because too many people made me feel like i'm something worse just because im from E.Europe. i didnt feel home in Britain. that it. i'll probably go there again but only as a tourist to visit places i still want to see.

but after all it's not my country. here with all the bad things in Poland i at least dont feel like i'm a stranger.i never visited British forums to cry about my hard life there.i know many Polish people who like it there ,i know some , who like me, decided to come back.

of course you can moan... it's your choice. but.. if you don't like a place why not move somewhere else?
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
27 Jun 2014  #32
Where British sold out Poland to the Soviets in Potsdam, and Yalta conference.

Leave them alone. They have already suffered punishment. They live in terraced houses :)
Wroclaw Boy
27 Jun 2014  #33
Tesco is not able to estimate the number of Poles in the UK. it's a shop.

Its a gigantic corporation actually with fingers in many pies, they will most certainly be capable of pulling in their huge resources in the name of profit, be that calculating Poles in the UK or what ever.
Ihaveforgotten
28 Jun 2014  #34
585 anti-Polish hate crimes

Try 1100

the 1.1 million Poles in the UK

and 900 000
Wroclaw Boy
28 Jun 2014  #35
well, that sure told us.
10iwonka10 - | 396
28 Jun 2014  #36
here with all the bad things in Poland i at least dont feel like i'm a stranger.i never visited British forums to cry about my hard life there.i know many Polish people who like it there ,i know some , who like me, decided to come back.

I think that you are over sensitive and very sorry for herself. Everyone is different. Some people would never leave their/town village ( the same for English and Polish) and some travel and adjust easily to living in different countries. Part of emigration is to get used to local culture. English can be sarcastic, like understatements in general take themselves with some distance and sense of humor.On the other hand Polish take themselves sometimes soooo seriously, any stupid remark take as attack.

I have been living in UK for 12 years- and maybe I was lucky. It happened to me only twice - mildly racists attitude ( both at work) which I cut very bluntly with sharp words. It never happened again.
ppp
28 Jun 2014  #37
maybe i am maybe i am not. you werent there, you didnt work where i worked.it doesnt matter. its my decision. i feel better at home , my family and my best friends are here, i have a good job and thats it.for me the UK is not paradise but its nice people can choose where they want to live. i like Polish sense of humour more than British one and im sure some people here will find it hard to believe;) my point was not to say how bad Britain is (there are many things much better than in Poland) but to tell some people no place is perfect and if they dont like that place they should move somewhere else where they feel better instead of crying in forums all days because it will only make them more miserable.
10iwonka10 - | 396
28 Jun 2014  #38
I think that Polish sense of humor is ok- we have quite a few good comedies but unfortunately I think that lots Polish people lack any sense of humor.

Surprisingly I seem to meet many Polish who don't really miss Poland that much.Maybe it is effect of globalization, cheap flights.World is getting smaller.
Ozi Dan 26 | 569
30 Jun 2014  #39
Such a pity that reality is the complete opposite of what you want it to be.

Nah, it was exactly as I set it out.

Never mind, eh.

I never did mind Haz. Seems you do though.

invited to take part and invited well ahead

A copy of their invitation, if you please, otherwise it never happened.

If you wish to complain, complain to the people who wrote the bill.

I'm not complaining though - just pointing out the facts. Anyways, why so defensive of the Government (of 70 years ago) of a nation to whom you're not even distantly connected to, you being an Aussie and all?
Harry
30 Jun 2014  #40
Nah, it was exactly as I set it out.

Even if you had any proof about Poland not being told about an idea which the Polish prime minister put forward, you still would be entirely unable to explain how Poland's 18-year old borders moving was a threat to Poland's independence. So reality is the exact reverse of what you want it to be.

A copy of their invitation, if you please, otherwise it never happened.

Are you really so foul that you want to call a Polish hero a liar? Wladyslaw Anders was a Polish politician who did more for Poland every single day between 1939 and 1946 than you will ever do for Poland in your entire life, but you want to call him a liar. That is sickening. I'd ask if you have no shame, but you very clearly do not.

I'm not complaining though - just pointing out the facts.

No, as usual Danny, what you are actually doing is lying, about the British. But at least you have learned to not hurl racist slurs at the British here, so you are getting slightly better.

Anyways, why so defensive of the Government (of 70 years ago) of a nation to whom you're not even distantly connected to, you being an Aussie and all?

I get annoyed when people who have no personal connection to Poland, who have never been to Poland and have never done a thing for Poland start trying to drive a wedge between Poland and the UK by lying about Poles and Brits.
piotrUS - | 6
1 Jul 2014  #41
I use to live in London for over a year (that was a few years back) and I fortunately i haven't met with hate or even dislike based on my nationality, I found that most people ware actually pretty friendly to me I cant recall if I was ask any stupid questions e.g. "do you have chicken in Poland?" I worked only with British people in the office (about 30) we also had one Chinese guy in the workshop and one American girl trying to get work visa who was lets say not very nice to me (I felt like it was nationality related but who knows). I remember I was very sensitive about the whole "raciest thing" but it never happened to me, luckily most people ware nice and polite.

While living in the UK walking in the streets, using tube I sometimes was ashamed by behavior of some of my country fellows mostly "wiesniak" "dersy" and "karki" culture, I would vote for removal of such individuals myself. They often are more conspicuous and more likely to cause problems, there is also fair amount of gypsies posing as Poles.

On the other hand I remember when I visited my friend in Wales (he is British citizen) and some of his friends ware rude, definitely didn't have good attitude to me, one girl seemed almost disgusted when I sat next to her and then she scooped away, all to say some ware indoctrinated by anti-immigrant media but overall I had very positive experience with those who didn't care.

I think British who whine about Poles in the UK are more likely to be "lower class" (unemployed, uneducated, on benefits etc) or radical in there views.
Harry
1 Jul 2014  #42
I use to live in London for over a year (that was a few years back) and I fortunately i haven't met with hate or even dislike based on my nationality, I found that most people ware actually pretty friendly to me

Yes, but that is largely because you were actually there, unlike the vast majority of posters here who claim to be Polish and to know about the UK.

You shouldn't take that personally; I have spent a fair bit of time in Wales and it's just that some Welsh people don't like 'outsiders', no matter where those outsiders are from, not even if the outsiders are also Welsh. To be fair, you get the same thing in a lot of other place (often rather rural places).
Ziemowit 12 | 3,455
3 Jul 2014  #43
Indeed, this sort of spirit of honour and fair play resonated with some MP's, who actually resigned in protest over the way Poland was treated.

Could you develop on this a little more? If there were MP's who resigned at the time in protest over the way Poland was treated, those MP's would have surely stated in Parliament their reasons for doing it. It would be quite interesting to read through their argument today even if "all this happened a long time ago".
Harry
3 Jul 2014  #44
Feel free to have a look: hansard.millbanksystems.com. You can search by decade, year or even month.
Ziemowit 12 | 3,455
4 Jul 2014  #45
Thanks for this interesting link (it is a real pity that it doesn't contain reports of the sittings of the period before the 2nd of July 1802 as I'd be much interested in reading the texts of the sittings in the second half of the 18th century). Nevertheless, I am in doubt about Ozi Dan's allegations that "some MP's actually resigned in protest over the way Poland was treated", so it is for him to prove his point rather than for me to do this research.


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