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WHAT IS SO SPECIAL LIVING IN U.K


frd 7 | 1,399
15 Jan 2010  #2
What is so special about living in Poland? What is so special about living anywhere else? The op sounds a tad whiny to me, especially because you haven't provided any additional information. Where do you stand on the subject of "living somewhere"? It looks like you're trying to taunt somebody into some kind of quarrel.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
15 Jan 2010  #3
Tell me please.J live in Canada.Let's roll.

Oh many things really

1) There are no grizzly bears
2) Ice Hockey is a minority sport.
3) We can still get warm beer
4) We're nearer to Poland than you (so yah boo sucks to you)
5) Cricket (strike that I've just seen the score from South africa)

I could go on .....
Myszolow 3 | 157
15 Jan 2010  #4
We've got all the best talent from Eastern Europe here because we opened our doors first. ;)

Compared to Canada though, tbh I think you're better off where you are. UK is in a big mess and will stay that way for a few years until we start making things again instead of shuffling money around and expecting everyone else to do the doing.
OP kh siarko sanok 2 | 52
15 Jan 2010  #5
frd we got planes.U know,and a job market is wee better I think than in U.K Message for you.
Arien 3 | 721
16 Jan 2010  #6
There's nothing special about living in England, but there's nothing special about living in Canada either. So please let me know when you've found Paradise, because I really want to live there myself! Oh, and before you start with me, there's nothing special about living in Holland either, but ofcourse everybody knew this already..

;)
Bzibzioh
16 Jan 2010  #7
frd we got planes.

Planes? or plans?

1) There are no grizzly bears
2) Ice Hockey is a minority sport.
3) We can still get warm beer
4) We're nearer to Poland than you (so yah boo sucks to you)
5) Cricket (strike that I've just seen the score from South africa)

At least we are not driving on the wrong side of the road. And we don't have tons of useless old-school nobility with the hunting dogs, absurd hats and acres of forest to prove it. Plus you have too many costume dramas on TV :)
Arien 3 | 721
16 Jan 2010  #8
3) We can still get warm beer

Seriously, haven't you strange people heard that beer is supposed to be cold? (Ice cold I might add!)

;)
musicwriter 5 | 87
16 Jan 2010  #9
So please let me know when you've found Paradise

Paradise is a small village in the Michgan UP. It can get 5 feet of snow and the winter temperatures can go down to -25 F. Pretty up there in the summer, though.
strzyga 2 | 993
16 Jan 2010  #10
frd we got planes

Everybody's got planes. Even in Poland, we've got LOT.

there's nothing special about living in Holland either

Tulips?
BrutalButcher - | 391
16 Jan 2010  #11
We've got all the best talent from Eastern Europe here because we opened our doors first. ;)

You mean the best prostitutes?
Wroclaw Boy
16 Jan 2010  #12
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL LIVING IN U.K

depends on what your values, aims and ambitions are, also personal circumstances are major contributors.

I would have to assume that you dont know why so many Poles have emmigrated to the UK, hence the thread.

For most Poles it meant and means work, for example pre 2006 they were usually earning 10 times more in the UK than in Poland. The ability to send money home to family and loved ones, to save for business set up when they went home. Poles have been emmigrating around Europe for a long time in search of money and a better life, since may 2004 (Poland's EU accession) Britian took the lions share, and the Poles have prospered as a result mostly.

On a personal note I believe many Poles were fascinated with Britian, the home of so many things modern. Things they would have read about in books as children. For a long time this country was totally unachievable for Poles, all of a sudden borders opened up and dreams became realtiy.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
16 Jan 2010  #13
the home of so many things modern

The home of so many things traditional, you mean. I don't particularly associate the UK with modernity, any more so than Germany, France, the USA etc. What came as a great disappointment to me upon arrival is that Great Britain has allowed so many of its traditions to go down the drain over the years. It is, in all respects, a crumbling empire - without the empire. And with an Orwellian twist.

Yeah, it's true that many Poles came to the UK simply because it suddenly became possible. Don't blame them - the restrictions earlier in force were absurd in their ferocity. If more people had been allowed in over a long period of time, they would have spread the word that the UK is not quite the paradise it seemed to be from afar. ;-)
OP kh siarko sanok 2 | 52
16 Jan 2010  #14
Thank's wroclawboy for your comment.I do not know what is going much in E.U now days I left Poland 22 to years ago and never been back one's. Czesc i na zdrowie dla wszystkich Polakow na calym Swiecie.Cheer's lads I think that.s how you say in English U.K English.
Myszolow 3 | 157
16 Jan 2010  #15
You mean the best prostitutes?

Not something I'd be qualified to comment on. You?

What came as a great disappointment to me upon arrival is that Great Britain has allowed so many of its traditions to go down the drain over the years. It is, in all respects, a crumbling empire - without the empire. And with an Orwellian twist.

Good observation. I agree with you.

One of the ways the UK has let itself and its traditions go downhill over the years is by encouraging mass immigration and by being a soft target.

Cultural diversity is all very well, but those who are invited to live in a country should do most of the adjusting rather than expecting the locals to adapt to them. (Isn't this how it is in Poland? I can't imagine the local offices of any government organ in Poland translating their leaflets and forms into English to make life easier for me - and that's how it should be.)

It's the FIFO principle. Fit In or go away. ;)
bullfrog 6 | 603
16 Jan 2010  #16
Seriously, haven't you strange people heard that beer is supposed to be cold? (Ice cold I might add!)

point taken, but that applies to European lager..I don't know about Canadian beer but certainly US beer is one of the most tasteless things I ever drank

For a long time this country was totally unachievable for Poles, all of a sudden borders opened up and dreams became realtiy.

agreed, except that when we lived in the UK in the nineties, we found that there was quite a large polish community in South Kensington.. There even was a polish café (Daquise) near the tube station, dunno if it's still there
Wroclaw Boy
16 Jan 2010  #17
It is, in all respects, a crumbling empire - without the empire.

Was - that started in the 50's, youre about sixty years behind the times.

If more people had been allowed in over a long period of time, they would have spread the word that the UK is not quite the paradise it seemed to be from afar. ;-)

Youre missing the point, my main answer for Poles emmigrating to Britian was money, theyre not going for a bloody holiday to Blackpool are they? So wether the word was spread or not about the UK being a paradise (which nobody said it was anyway) would that have stopped Poles coming and earning 7000 PLN / month??

What came as a great disappointment to me upon arrival is that Great Britain has allowed so many of its traditions to go down the drain over the years.

Would that be immigration youre referring to? please explain. Ive met Poles at Victoria coach station years ago. Usually the first two things they comment are - lots of blacks and great roads.
Mister H 10 | 759
16 Jan 2010  #18
It looks like you're trying to taunt somebody into some kind of quarrel.

I agree.

What came as a great disappointment to me upon arrival is that Great Britain has allowed so many of its traditions to go down the drain over the years

Gradually watered down by too much immigration and a general population that seems to no longer give a f**k.
Myszolow 3 | 157
16 Jan 2010  #19
I think a lot of people stood up and took notice when things got so bad that the BNP started getting enough support to get 2 MEPs.

Hopefully, that is the wakeup call that mainstream parties need to tighten up border controls and immigration policy. Still - it's too late really. It's quite conceiveable that in my lifetime the UK will become an Islamic state - simply by reproduction.
Arien 3 | 721
16 Jan 2010  #20
Paradise is a small village in the Michgan UP. It can get 5 feet of snow and the winter temperatures can go down to -25 F. Pretty up there in the summer, though.

I knew someone would find it for me eventually. I was told to seek and I would find. I was told ask and I would recieve. I'm so happy now.. Thanks!

;)
jonni 16 | 2,485
17 Jan 2010  #21
"What's so special about living in the UK?"

For Poles, the British Isles are the only English-speaking countries which welcome them with open arms.

No Green Card lotteries (assuming Poles are eligible this year), no immigration points system, no threat of deportation or detention centres, no demeaning questions at the airport.

That's unique, therefore special.
OP kh siarko sanok 2 | 52
17 Jan 2010  #22
Jonni canada use to be like that not any more.VERY SAD.
Mister H 10 | 759
17 Jan 2010  #23
I think a lot of people stood up and took notice when things got so bad that the BNP started getting enough support to get 2 MEPs.

I don't hear anything substantial that makes me feel that anyone has taken any notice of the rise in BNP support. It's just rhetoric.

They've tinkered a bit with non-EU immigration, but nothing as far as I can tell has changed about immigration within the EU.

Hopefully, that is the wakeup call that mainstream parties need to tighten up border controls and immigration policy. Still - it's too late really.

Too little too late, but I don't see this tightening up that you mention.

It's quite conceiveable that in my lifetime the UK will become an Islamic state - simply by reproduction.

I don't see that myself. I agree that Muslims seem to reproduce like rabbits (which seems a trait popular with many immigrants) so they may just about be the majority of the population in a few northern sh!t holes, but they're a long way off from outnumbering the British in general.

For Poles, the British Isles are the only English-speaking countries which welcome them with open arms.

No Green Card lotteries (assuming Poles are eligible this year), no immigration points system, no threat of deportation or detention centres, no demeaning questions at the airport.

That's unique, therefore special.

The Polish might find it "unique and special", but many British people do not see it that way.
Vistula - | 7
17 Jan 2010  #24
There is nothing special about the UK. I would die of boredom there.
Myszolow 3 | 157
22 Jan 2010  #25
According to this news article...

news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8472000/8472980.stm

...

"They find they can live comfortably here on a minimum wage. Food is cheaper - relative to salaries - and they no longer have to choose between a new pair of children's shoes or a nice dinner as they used to do at home. They have a 'decent life' as they would put it," she says.

Because it's possible to run a household on one salary.
bravo 4 | 63
22 Jan 2010  #26
There is nothing special about the UK. I would die of boredom there.

Ditto...
bravo 4 | 63
22 Jan 2010  #28
You can find excitement anywhere. Sorry dude but culturally Poland is ions ahead of Britain with its Corrie and Pork scratchings
TheOther 5 | 3,706
22 Jan 2010  #29
Sorry dude but culturally Poland is ions ahead of Britain

You may want to explain how you come to such a conclusion...
bravo 4 | 63
22 Jan 2010  #30
The people are more educated. Food is better. They can speak their own language properly. They dress better. The women are more elegant. Public transport is better.


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