Boris wants all the convicts back!

#2
Quite right - I really can't work out why we don't have an EU-like relationship with the commonwealth realms, with customs-free zones, visa-free travel, etc.
 
#4
Quite right - I really can't work out why we don't have an EU-like relationship with the commonwealth realms, with customs-free zones, visa-free travel, etc.
Because do you want the bottom feeders from African/Indian sub continents over here the place would be over run within a fortnight of the visa restrictions being removed. All for the free trade and partial visa wavers for those from Gib/NZ/Aus/Canada etc the rest would just abuse it.
 
#5
Does this mean we'll get loads of Aussies over taking all the jobs from the Poles?

Outrageous
 
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Because do you want the bottom feeders from African/Indian sub continents over here the place would be over run within a fortnight of the visa restrictions being removed.
Isn't that already a big problem there?


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Yes, But imagine the human tide that would engulf the country we'd sink! Plus I dont want a smelly Indian begger having a shite as I walk past him on the way to my local beach (Like I seen happen in Goa)
 
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Because do you want the bottom feeders from African/Indian sub continents over here the place would be over run within a fortnight of the visa restrictions being removed. All for the free trade and partial visa wavers for those from Gib/NZ/Aus/Canada etc the rest would just abuse it.
Notice how I wrote Commonwealth Realms!
 
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Yes, But imagine the human tide that would engulf the country we'd sink! Plus I dont want a smelly Indian begger having a shite as I walk past him on the way to my local beach (Like I seen happen in Goa)
If only you lot owned an third world country right nearby that you could send them to...


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Does this mean we'll get loads of Aussies over taking all the jobs from the Poles?

Outrageous
Why would any Aussie come here to work?

Australia has largely avoided the Great Recession - the Aussie banks were well protected and they have just had a mineral boom. IIRC they had a budget surplus until recently. Have you meet any Aussies on holiday here recently - they're loaded.

WTF come here and lower their income, depress their standard of living and get treated like shite because they aren't EU citizens?
 
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Quite right - I really can't work out why we don't have an EU-like relationship with the commonwealth realms, with customs-free zones, visa-free travel, etc.
What - after sh*tting all over them in the 1970s when we joined the EU ........ unlikely they'd want to join us.

Look at Australia - wealthy country with great public services ( their version of the NHS actually works), very little public debt due to prudent governments, enormous mineral boom, cheap food, massive oil reserves off the NW coast etc etc.

WTF would they be interested in joining us? What do we offer anymore?

The Aussies are looking towards a Pan-pacific Dollar, joining in with the Yanks and when that happens Europe will sink further into economic ruin. With Australia's resources base and the Yanks manufacturing capability, even the Germans won't be able to compete.

The future is Europeans taking on the support jobs for the emerging Pacific economies - so brits will be the new generation of barmen and au pairs in Sydney, Melbourne, California and Shanghai.

But look on the bright side, at least we get visa free travel around the rust belt that Europe will be in a few years and the Aussies, Yanks and Chinese will come as high spending tourists, so for those prepared to swallow their pride, there might be a few service jobs going.
 
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Why would any Aussie come here to work?

Australia has largely avoided the Great Recession - the Aussie banks were well protected and they have just had a mineral boom. IIRC they had a budget surplus until recently. Have you meet any Aussies on holiday here recently - they're loaded.

WTF come here and lower their income, depress their standard of living and get treated like shite because they aren't EU citizens?
You have never been to Earls court then?
 
#17
You have never been to Earls court then?
Not in the last few years, but seriously ...... we are no longer an attractive place to work when compared to their domestic economy. I guess you will always get a few here on a short term basis, but they will go back to pursue their careers in a more successful economy.

Face it - we f#cked it up and sided with Europe and the Aussies see themselves as being aligned to the US. If you think things are bad now, just wait till after the German Elections next month when the Krauts will order us to help bailout the euro again.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/...o-be-roped-into-EU-rescue-aid-for-Greece.html
 
#18
As much as I agree with his comments on this matter, there's a flaw in the plan.

I suspect that it's common knowledge that there are British passport holders that seek to wreak havoc of the most hideous nature, on the UK and our friends alike. How they got citizenship and/or a passport beggers belief, but the fact is they do. And there lies the problem. It's only by treating us, the average working/holidaying punter from the UK, in exactly the same way as the scum, that our friends abroad can keep themselves safe(r). We're all effectively, guilty by association.

Until we clean up our act, then you can't blame commonwealth countries, for being a tad defensive towards us.

Unfortunately, good, honest, hard working commonwealth citizens get caught up in this as well, when their visas run out, and they have to leave the UK. In the mean time, the likes of any number of dangerous criminals are given leave to remain under either EU legislation and/or the HR act.

Well done to Boris for have the nuts to speak up, but at this time, I fear it would be unworkable.
 
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What - after sh*tting all over them in the 1970s when we joined the EU ........ unlikely they'd want to join us.

Look at Australia - wealthy country with great public services ( their version of the NHS actually works), very little public debt due to prudent governments, enormous mineral boom, cheap food, massive oil reserves off the NW coast etc etc.

WTF would they be interested in joining us? What do we offer anymore?

The Aussies are looking towards a Pan-pacific Dollar, joining in with the Yanks and when that happens Europe will sink further into economic ruin. With Australia's resources base and the Yanks manufacturing capability, even the Germans won't be able to compete.

The future is Europeans taking on the support jobs for the emerging Pacific economies - so brits will be the new generation of barmen and au pairs in Sydney, Melbourne, California and Shanghai.

But look on the bright side, at least we get visa free travel around the rust belt that Europe will be in a few years and the Aussies, Yanks and Chinese will come as high spending tourists, so for those prepared to swallow their pride, there might be a few service jobs going.
Hold up - some people I know are just back from Oz.His main complaint was the price of foods and other everyday items.Seems that they are overprotective of their own farmers/growers and other producers and like to keep everything where possible as Grown/Made in Oz thus making foods very expensive?
 
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Hold up - some people I know are just back from Oz.His main complaint was the price of foods and other everyday items.Seems that they are overprotective of their own farmers/growers and other producers and like to keep everything where possible as Grown/Made in Oz thus making foods very expensive?
reckon it's more due to a very strong Aussie dollar than protectionism.

Eating out is cheap here but there are only two supermarket chains and as a result they charge like wounded bulls.




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