posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 05:15 AM
Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by Misterlondon
We do the same in Spain etc, but I do agree with you but like my Polish pal says as soon as people hear an accent they turn all Daily Fail like....
Its human nature to live in communities where the people are like you, but I do agree they should all learn english.
totally agree with you it is human nature.. but it has become a problem here, there are now simmering tensions below the surface in the uk..
my personal belief is that if you move to another country you should integrate into their culture.. ive lived and worked in Ireland, Australia and
France.. And i actually went out of my way to avoid Brits, trying instead to get to know local 'native' people.
In France they have the right idea, if you don't speak French they will not speak to you, even if they speak English.. At times this caused
frustration but it is understandable and im glad it is that way, now i have no problem communicating in French.
I'd also like to add, I do also understand the frustration of the British people.. since the infux of immigrants over the last decade or so (cheap
labour) the wages have dropped, working hours have gone up and working conditions and rights have got alot worse.
I worked closely with a company 2 years ago that had a huge Romanian workforce, they were actively asking the Romanians if they had friends in Romania
that wanted to work in the UK, paying for their flights and employing them the moment they arrived. (they worked longer hours for less pay and would
take alot more crap)
Over the course of a year or so, this company had weeded out all the British people through various means (some working there for many years) and is
now predominately (85-90%) Romanian..
This is just one example and im sure its not an isolated indecent.. Which i always felt was wrong..
Having said that, i have lived and worked abroad and my parents emigrated here from Ireland to work in the UK, so I do fully understand the whole
immigration thing and would never blame the individual.. But there are also to many coming here just to drain the system and live on benefits for
which the government that is to blame..