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  • 1 decade ago
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    That's a great article - anyway, Poles are ace, much better than your average migrant.....

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am interested in NOT having immigration. Karen s is right, so there is no point in repeating what she has stated. But it has to be said, that Heath's great lie was well over thirty years ago, and originally affected mainly agriculture, fishing, tariffs and free trade. There has been plenty of time since to put things right. Not only have this government not attempted to put things right, but they have taken the issue to a new level and removed our borders to endless immigration, and actually want to hand the country over to the control of the left wing Federalist EU. This is on an altogether different scale to what Heath did, bad as though that was.

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  • 1 decade ago

    We have the advantage of being an island and the disadvantage of being an island.

    The coastline makes an impossibly long border to control.

    I live in a small village and we have quite a few Polish workers. They are all nice people and I would prefer them as neighbours to the majority of locals.

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  • timone
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    1 decade ago

    It proves one thing for sure, the politicians don't care about us people whose jobs these immigrants are stealing and at the same time making what was once a skilled job as in plumber/builder it is still a skilled job but not worth the money it was.

    Source(s): I lived comfortably on £90 a week in 1989 wife 1 kid, now £300 per week barely does the same thing. I was an unskilled worker then and still am. Life is more expensive but the wages have not kept up. Thats immigration for you. Has anyone noticed years ago the term FAT CAT didn't exist now we know why!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We have one person to blame for this,Ted Heath,who lied to the British Public, to take us into Europe!! WHAT is happening in the UK today is the culmination of a 35-year old conspiracy against the British people: a smash-up waiting to happen. This began with the famously undistinguished Edward Heath - "Ted the Traitor" as the tabloids later baptised him. Heath was primarily responsible for taking Britain into the early European Economic Community (EEC) and for identifying the Tory party so strongly with Europe.

    A defeatist and closet socialist, Heath believed that Britain needed something to get her going again. He felt that she could not do it by herself; that without Europe she would remain insignificant in Western affairs. Though always loudly protesting the virtues of democracy, there was nothing democratic in the way he eased the UK into Europe. The people had nothing to do with it.

    He deliberately and wilfully deceived them about the Common Market. He swore it was a purely trade association, an attempt to form a gigantic free trade area leading towards a family of sovereign states, cooperating freely and vigorously on a range of mutually advantageous issues. In short, a United States of Western Europe, what De Gaulle termed the union des Patries.

    An official Tory White Paper on Britain's entry into the European Community stated categorically: "There is no question of any erosion of essential national sovereignty." It was all moonshine, of course. Heath lied through his teeth.

    He knew exactly - because he had already been given the facts - that what was under way was an ambitious scheme of political amalgamation on socialist lines. His informant was none less than the father of Euro-union, the French socialist, Jean Monnet, who believed that Europe should become a federal superstate into which all its ancient states should be fused - "fused" being his word.

    Monnet's plan of action was just as clear. He believed that Europe's nations should be guided towards the suprastate without their peoples ever understanding what was afoot. Public debate, he maintained, would be "counter-productive." Monnet confided this whole programme to Heath on May 6, 1970.

    Enoch Powell, an implacable enemy of European integration, warned from the word go that when the Euro-planners talked of "a family of nation states," surrender of national sovereignty was what they had in mind. No one heeded. Powell eventually left the Conservative Party because it not only ignored but also derided his warnings.

    In 1973 the UK formally joined the EEC. Two years later a referendum was called "to allow the people themselves to decide whether they want to remain members." Half-truths, misrepresentation, scare tactics and outright lies on a massive scale brought in a Yes vote. So long as Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister there was no chance of Britain joining a Federal Europe against the will of the people. For that stand, she was eventually politically assassinated. !

    This is what 10 Downing Street say about Heath:

    "One notable achievement was that Heath was finally able to lead Britain into EC membership, a long-held ambition."

    Its notable alright,all for the wrong reasons!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's a two way street for the UK.

    If they are allowed to live everywhere in Europe, they should apply the same rule for the EU citizens as well!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Damn the EU. Damn Edward Heath. Damn Tony Blair.

    The Tories better get their act together regarding the EU and immigration this time.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We have the advantage of being an island but our spineless politicians openly encourage the influx.Who's side are they on,certainly not the people they are supposed to represent.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    immigration has pissed me of years, but its has been made clear that no mate how much it pisses the average jo off theres nothing we can do about it.

    all we can do is wait for our beautiful control to collapse and then maybe people will understand our gripe!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Illegal immigraiton's a global issue, world's getting smaller, now up from 6.5 to 6.6 billion people...

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