This article on the BBC website is brilliant! In fewer than 450 words, it lays bare – what? So much that is so awful about Britain (I was, wrongly, going to say Europe) and its immigration policies.
If I started quoting the ‘juicy bits’ in this piece, I’d basically have to reprint the entire article. Note it is filed under BBC/News/UK/England.
So, please read it for yourselves, and draw your own conclusions. Oh, and please flick through the illuminating comments, as well!
While much of the UK media (and not just the tabloids) run endless horror stories about ‘hordes’ and ’swarms’ of invading ‘benefit cheats, beggars and pick-pockets’ from Eastern Europe, particularly from Bulgaria and Romania, these people are also doing work that no ‘true’ Brit would stoop to. I must stop there, except…
Just permit me one personal intrusion. I was recently discussing (by email) the topic of German immigration (i.e., Turks). My correspondent (of dual British/German citizenship) commented that: “Even Germans are having to apply for work as bin-men [trash collectors], and mostly the Turks get the jobs.’
As readers already know, or have guessed: I’m Welsh, and living in Bulgaria (and have worked extensively in Romania), so I hope I can see clearly all three sides alluded to in the article.
And I’m boiling with anger at the unfairness, the snobbishness, the laziness, the implied superiority, and the xenophobic attitudes properly raised and quoted by this piece of journalism.
The BBC may have messed up on the royal jubilee ‘events’, but there are still some honest journalists hidden in the cellars. Thank you, Patrick Burns!
: BBC online