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Romanians, Bulgarians answer
UK immigration fears

Associated Press, by Alison Mutler

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/31/2013 2:37:24 PM

Bucharest, Romania - The scaremongering is all over British tabloids: Romanians and Bulgarians (Pickpockets! Scam artists! Scroungers!) flooding into the UK by the thousands once work restrictions are lifted next year. Tired of the stereotypes, some are striking back.(Snip)In the UK, statistics show that almost 1 million Eastern Europeans have come to Britain over the past decade, and data from the 2011 census showed that Polish is now the second-most common tongue in the country. Romania and Bulgaria are the EU´s poorest nations. Britain´s jingoistic tabloid press has been stoking fears of a second wave of migrants next year.

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*(Veselin Toshkov in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Jill Lawless in London contributed to this report)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/31/2013 3:24:39 PM     (No. 9150959)

The Brits don´t really fear an invasion of ´normal´ Romanians or Bulgarians - they fear an invasion of ´gypsies´. France now has a big problem with gypsy crime and Sarko was in the process of deporting them as quickly as he could just before he lost the election.

The UK already has its version of a much earlier gypsy migration - now called ´Tinkers´. Tinkers have a repudiation for scams and petty crime. The travel in caravan and have little in the way of ´´visible means of support´´.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/31/2013 5:14:49 PM     (No. 9151112)

I read the British papers every day and if you read the comments on this subject it is not the crime the regular Brit is worried about. They are worried about more takers on welfare that they can´t afford now. Sounds reasonable to me.

AP is of course trying to make the English people sound like racists.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Theeo, 1/31/2013 5:37:19 PM     (No. 9151137)

Force them into the muslim enclaves and have them "diversify" one another with no promises of welfare of any kind unless requested in the King´s English and notarized.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/31/2013 6:24:39 PM     (No. 9151219)

There is a reason those ads are not targeting say Poland, Lithuania, etc. Romanian is considered ground zero for the gypsies and gypsies have been on the cutting edge of welfare scams. For example:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/189378/Gypsy-in-3-million-benefit-scam

http://benefitfraud.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/romanians-self-employment-benefit-scam.html

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Reply 5 - Posted by: paral04, 1/31/2013 6:45:55 PM     (No. 9151254)

The Brits have reason to worry. If you have been to London lately it looks like you are in the Casbah. Not a Englishman in sight. It is their country and they have a right to decide who comes in.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: billa, 1/31/2013 11:09:53 PM     (No. 9151587)

I do not understand why foreigners, like here in the US, believe that they have a right to come to the US and UK and demand we change to conform to their laws, language and culture.

If I ran the US or UK, I would make immigration very difficult...passing exams, paying a $10,000 entrance fee per person, have the ability to be self-sufficent for five yeras, sponsorship, health tests, etc.

This has nothing to do with racism, but rather self-preservation.

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