I could not have put that better myself!
Thanks! Just my input on the situation but I'm sure that whatever I say Dirk will carry on regardless telling those who actually live in the UK that we're wrong!
I have to agree with Dirk when he says there is a degree of anti-Polish sentiment in the UK.
I think there were definitely tensions immediately after the post Brexit vote, and the incidents that did occur are what Dirk is focussing on, this was 2 years ago, and the situation is not the same now as it was then. Much as he would like it to be. In addition, Poles were not the only group to come under atttack at that time.
I am not saying that anti-Polish sentiment does not exist, especially in those areas where there has been a significant increase in the number of Poles. Boston, Lincolnshire, is a good example of this, and I can understand that the locals there may well feel that jobs are being taken away because an awful lot of Poles descended on what is just a small rural town in a very short space of time, but generally the Brits look upon the Poles favourably.
Polish patriots? So the 60k that marched in Warsaw werent patriots?
Either you haven't understood a word I've been saying or you are deliberately missing my point. There is a difference between Patriotism and Nationalism. There are a minority of people who cause trouble at that march every year, the far-right nationalist element, the Polska dla Polaków chanting mob. What I am trying to tell you is that England has yobs with that same mentality, and these are the type of people who attack/target Poles. England for the English and all that. Yet the very people you look up to are the same type that will cause problems for Poles in the UK. And please give it a rest about the Muslims, this thread is not about them.
This is from last year
No it is not. It quite clearly says September 2016, the very period I am talking about, immediately post-Brexit when hostilities against Poles and other groups of people were at their height. Dirk, all the links and vids you have posted are all from this period. I am not trying to deny there were problems, but it is not the same now, two years on from that. How many more times do I have to tell you this or are you not prepared to accept this truth because it suits your view to have Poles forever painted as victims? I have news for you. The type of people who target Poles are generally not too fussy about targeting other groups of people either, be it Romanians, Bulgarians, Muslims etc. Pond life basically.
The simple truth is that by and large, Poles have assimilated well into the UK and are generally liked and respected.
we wont get any financial compensation for the betrayal of ww2 and saving london for the luftwaffe so its up to poles to get even.
Have you ever considered that maybe Poles these days are looking to the future and not living in the past? You appear to be quite a bitter person.The Poles i know are happy to be in the UK, are settled with jobs and businesses. The ones who I personally know that have returned have done so because the UK wasn't what they were expecting, or because they were homesick. Some I know are thinking of going back but only because of the uncertainty Brexit is causing, they are not sure if there will be jobs in the future for them.
There is virtually no hostility from Brits against Poles.Most are very aware of the Polish contribution in WW2,
Exactly. It is not what some people here want to hear though.