Bulgarians and Romanians are about to “invade” the UK
Immigration problem in the UK might already be boring for some people as we can hear and read about it every day. It seems like it is becoming an ethical issue.
However, what we read in the media since April this year about Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants who will “invade” the country is becoming a bit racist in my opinion. And I agree with a statement of one of my British friend who said that “it has made Britain look foolish”. It has been put out in the media as a repeat of 2004 (when the huge amount of Polish immigrants came) but much worse. It is like saying those countries are much more inferior and more corrupt.
BBC showing lack of basic geography knowledge
Some would say that it is a good thing and like that immigrants will not want to come here because of that. But is it really? Didn’t Britain damage mainly itself on the international state by playing this “cheap” game of trying to attack those countries by telling and showing to Brits only the bad sides of those countries? I have in mind a video of Naigel Farage who went to Bulgaria and tried to “capture” the whole country. But the video only shows poorest parts.
I have been to Bulgaria many times and I know it is not as show in his video. Nigel Farage is also saying with no shame that no British people want the Gypsies in this country. He is offending immigrants at any chance. And in the latest news he made a comment about the campaign of Ms May against immigrants where the signs such as “Go home” were presented on vans. He said: “This is not the way we should do things!”
Do you believe in this after the amounts of articles and campaigns which were put out in the media?
The topic was discussed by many specialists who say immigrants are good for this country and they bring better economy with them, however it seems that the lies from tabloids are appreciated more than real facts.
I recently attended an event where we discussed the future of England after the restrictions fall in 2014 and Bulgarians and Romanians will be able to freely work in Britain. Different highly educated experts in economy, immigration and work agencies doctors attended. A member from UKIP attended too. One of his statements was: “British people stay without jobs because of immigrants. The British way of life is: you go study, you work, you get married, you get a mortgage, you have a family and you support the family. My friend who has lived aside of this rule is now losing 60% of his work to polish migrants in the UK. Part of this problem is migrants coming to UK, renting 3 bedroom flat for 7 people living in it, they split the bills so their costs are much less. And like that they can actually work for less. But when you’ve been installed in the UK of this is how we British live our lives it is very difficult for us as educated people – as my friend is and is now losing his house, because he cannot secure the work. And that is an issue!”
From this statement it seems that from his point of view British people think that what worked for someone 10 years ago will work the same way nowadays. Looking only backwards on times when something worked for my grandfather so it should work for me too, could mean that we will lose the “big time”. So actually, it is about adaptation. The future is ahead of us, so we should push ourselves forward.
Sentence:” The British way of life is: you go study, you work, you get married, you get a mortgage, you have a family and you support the family” made me research education in Britain. And it appears that the British education is the lowest ever. Now I am not saying British people are uneducated, but stating proudly that studying hard is a priority in England might be a bit misleading.
Also, everyone’s concern is that the jobs are taken by immigrants. Couldn’t it be simply because British people are either not prepared to do or they don’t have the base of education or skills for the jobs taken by immigrants?
At the end, the main damage will be done in economies of the countries where the ambitious people decide to live and offer their abilities in a different country.
What do you think?