Most Polish are actually pretty decent people. The people who come to the UK to do trade work, cleaning jobs, wash cars etc all seem to sport a pleasant disposition. Even the guys you see drinking their ‘Tyskies’ outside the tube station have a different, less menacing nature about them.
My anger lies not with those people but with our b***** politicians who famously stated in 2004 that a maximum of 200,000 will come to the UK and will drift back home in time. Those b***** politicians knew what they were doing, when unlike some other countries, they dispensed with the idea of capping the amount of eastern EU immigrants. They knew full well that there were hundreds of thousands of educated people in the eastern bloc countries who would jump at the chance of work in exchange for British pounds but when the likes of Slough and Peterborough were overwhelmed with immigrants, some locals who didn’t own businesses seized the opportunity to put people up in their basements, attics and garden sheds for a quick tax free, extra income.
I left London and moved back up to my home town of Inverness for a short while and was even more shocked to see a town so far removed from London teeming with Poles in shops, malls and of course job centres. My MP at the time was one Danny Alexander who said to me in his office when I raised a complaint that ‘if it were not for the immigrants some fishing industries would close down completely’. I shared a 3 roomed house with one other French guy and the landlord put in a Polish couple, together with their satellite/cable TV. What do you think Mr Alexander said when I pointed out the tensions of living amongst other people who were not interested in integrating or respecting the customs and sensitivities of local people.
I bought a Stanley knife and sliced their cable running up to the dish after our pleas for less volume at night fell on deaf ears. They obviously suspected either myself or the French tenant but in order to avoid any police harassment, I denied any knowledge and cut the cable again two weeks later after they repaired it. They left.
They were actually nice enough people but with the amount of them here, it makes individuals less tolerant of local feelings and after the initial joy of finding a job and accommodation wanes, they just behave as if they were in Poland. In London currently, immigrants have absolutely no respect for local feelings anymore. We are too far gone.
Can you imagine Saudi Arabia letting in 2 million Christians? Would Indonesia with a small mindful Chinese business population let everyone in from China who wanted to ‘work the streets’? There would be bloodshed again as in the 60’s and the 90’s. The most that happened here was the little old lady confronting Gordon Brown about the amount of Polish in her Yorkshire town and Brown famously responding forgetting that his microphone was still on. Soon after he was gone.
The use of English as the dominant language has come back to bite us on the ass.