Serious - Big Issue sellers in UK

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  1. Even when I wonder around quiete seaside towns like Maldon in Essex - all the 'Big Issue' sellers one sees on the High Streets etc are no longer UK born people. Most of the pitches used by familiar faces over many years appear to now have been replaced by little old babhuskas wearing headscraves and long manky looking dresses. Many of them appear to be Eastern European and from contries that were once part of the old Warzaw Block.

    Now, even up in Scotland the same appear to be happening. So where have all our own home grown Big Issue sellers gone now? it appears to be one of the mysteries of modern life. Will we be swamped by even more Big Issue sellers on every corner calling out in unpronouncable gibberish?
  2. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    Who ****ing cares? It's a shit, socialist rag anyway.
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  3. Aye ****ing right mate.nearly all the whores are foreign as well.whatever happened to "made in great Britain".
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  4. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    We have one in Wimbledon - sits in a wheelchair outside Center Court shopping thingy, one leg minus several teeth - shouting have a nice day at passers bye to "connect" with them and when it's raining makes sure she sits in the rain so as to look as pathetic as possible.

    One of the reasons we pay tax and have social services is so one doesn't get ****ing accosted by one armed one legged beggars - sorry I mean Big Issue sellers.
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  5. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Actually that is true as well - I work in a hotel and the tarts are invariably from some 3rd world East European craphole and they come with a crappy bolshy attitude and are not particularly attractive in any way shape or form.
  6. There used to be one stagging on outside Waitrose near here.Scruffy unshaven and 'Eastern European' origin.Would always mumble "Elp meeee pleeezzeee"
    I never did.
  7. Probably the most annoying of these creatures is a woman who hangs out in front of 'Greens' on Lisburn high street; I think she was one of the crowd of Romanian street beggars who were unceremoniously hoiked out a few years ago by one of the Loyalist groups, but the local Diversity Champions found out and laid on a flight back from Bucharest for them. She looks like she needs a bleach and dettol bath; I'm very surprised that the owners of the grocery store haven't asked for a court order against her.
  8. The East Europeans have scared the UK dudes away with threats of extreme violence. The Big Issue don't give a toss since the new ones buy a shedload of papers in one go, leaving none for the less financially equipped.
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  9. If they sell Big Issue, I believe that technically makes them self employed so they can obtain an NI number which opens the benefit cupboard doors.
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  10. If so, it's a dose of their own medicine - when the Big Issue opened an office in my city, the crusties who sold it bullied all the buskers away, including one poor old half-mental bloke with one leg and an entire accordion, who lost it and was shut away when one of the sods stabbed him in the face with a dirty syringe, saying it was infected with HIV.
  11. They are here to do the jobs most British won't do. The Big Issue needs more sellers. For any Geordie, there's a seller outside the shopping mall in Gosforth High Street most Saturdays. There are also a few near The Monument in the city centre.
  12. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    reading a piece int he mail probably, there;s a loophole for issue sellers which means they can come here, sell the issue which gives them an NI number, 16 weeks or whatever and they can start on the benefits wagon.
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  13. I'm not sure anyone actually wanted to buy a copy!


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  14. Negligent-Discharge

    Negligent-Discharge LE Book Reviewer

    There's a great turnover of "Beeg Esshhoo pleez" sellers in Woking... very much of questionable origin, certainly not "British". We're being made goons of, again... However, there's nothing we can do thanks to Bliar and other PC politicians... just wait till the rest of the Bulgarians and Romanians arrive here... rant over. Time for a Pint.
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  15. There was a thing in the news a while ago about Eastern Europeans travelling to the UK under the impression of a 'guaranteed job' selling the big issue. What was intended as a way of making a couple of bucks for genuinely homeless people and giving them a purpose in the day, has turned into an easy-to-get job because the publication does not make a habit of turning down people who want to sell it.

    I would like to see an interviewing process so that the Big Issue was fronted by polite, respectable and hard working people. The free for all manner in which it currently works is meaning there are as many people selling it as buying it, and there is no money to be made.

    Welcome to 21st Century Britain - Europe's charity. The best place to be if you want to work your arrse off so some other **** who's not contributed a penny can live in a half million pound house in Chelsea.