a reply to: GeneralMayhem
Made me chuckle, that is not racism or even xenophobia you have merely made an observation.
Here is a tale, Southport a town near to were I live in the north west of England.
It used to be a vibrant town then started going down hill as the economy weakened, it's once enviable high street shrank and there are now many empty
We only really started to feel the presence of Europe as the migrant's made for our rural job's and this is an area that with the post industrial
state of the country has a very important rural/agricultural employment sector, this in turn increased the presence of the foreigners in Southport BUT
this actually boosted the local economy as they of course have to spend some of there wages even if the bulk in many cases is sent back home, not as
busy as it used to be but it must have helped.
Good thing's foreigners have brought we are now likely to lose, foreign market's, new blood etc.
Bad thing's, often they bring there prejudices with them.
Here is a tale I know is true because I heard it from a pole myself whom was equally disgusted.
There was a polish shop in Southport that had been opened by an enterprising polish migrant to cater to the many polish that worked and lived in the
area, now whether it was him or one of his employee's I don't know but someone put a sign up saying NO ENGLISH, this may simply have meant they did
not understand English so could not speak it? but it matched the old sign's that would one time be found around England back when landlady's and
landlords of guest houses etc would put signs up saying NO IRISH (Because of religious discrimination more than racism and mainly those were
protestant owned guest houses eventually the practice was both outlawed and society became disgusted with those that did this).
But whatever the reason for the sign and old WW2 Veteran came by and lost his temper, the old man was so angry he was almost frothing at the mouth
and demanded the police come out, the sign was removed and it never made it into the local newspapers but I heard about it like I say from one of the
local Polish community.
To be fair Southport does have a shoplifting problem and actually most of those are home grown so, but either way it was insulting and wrong.
I am a large guy and most of the polish are actually quite big lad's compared to the local's in southport whom seem to average about 5'6" whenever I
go into the town of a day.
One day I am walking down the street and an older gentleman with his presumed wife look's with a scowl and mutters "Bloody foreigners" which made me
a little bit insulted so I coughed and gruffly spoke as I passed right next to him under my breath but not looking directly at the old fellow "Or I
might be British", it was humorous seeing the look of embarrassment on the old fellow's face but to be fair I understand him, the world has changed
far too fast for some folk's.
I never had a problem with European migrant's except from three country's which have a reputation or exporting shoplifters and vagabond's but we have
seen the EU open borders cause all kind's of NEW organized crimes', people smuggling and sex trade slavery among them.
We also have a growing problem with Domestic servitude slavery among our Asian population and slavery among our Gypsy population which have come to
light in the last few years, before the open borders these thing's were unheard of in the UK, likely they still happened but not on the scale they do
So you just made an observation and that is NOT racism, ignore the twerp's and keep your own council.
We are all human being's at the end of the day but hey my house is my house and your house is your house, if someone comes in to our home it is nice
if they wipe there feet and act cordially but that is not the case with open borders in Europe these day's and has definitely contributed to the UK
vote to get out of the EU club though the Tory's seem set on using it to drive there own agenda not that of the electorate.