That’s the misleading headline (minus the question mark) in the curtain twitching, right wing conservative Daily Mail (UK). One skinhead fascist forum gets excited.
The political backlash against all the Poles in Britain is not that far off, perhaps. The Daily Mail (which, historically, has a slightly hysterical view of immigration) reported last week:
‘Two million Poles have arrived in Britain since EU borders were thrown open to eight east European countries in 2004.The influx - greater than the population of Warsaw - raises serious doubts over Government assurances about the impact of European Union expansion.’
But hang on. I thought that about 300,000 Poles, Czechs, Latvians etc had turned up for work in the UK? The newspaper reveals all:
‘The figure, from the Office for National Statistics, records the number who have travelled to the UK, not the number who have stayed.’
Aha! But many of the Mail’s readers wouldn’t have read that far. They now are sure they are being flooded by Polish plumbers (who are obviously not doing their job well enough...think about it...).
One skinhead forum immediately leapt into life, boots polished and gleaming. The comments range from the grammatically challenged::
There's more Poles in Britain than in Warsaw, even if half of them weren't jews, that's still too many…
…to a fascinating discussion on Hitler’s attitude to Poles:
‘Hitler's resentment towards the Poles , Russians and other Slavs was the fact that many of these people were not Aryan , but a mixture of Asian . If you check your history most of Russia and the areas that are now Poland and Hungary were once under Mongolian rule this was during the 13th century , with the mass rape that took place during these invasions you'll have the racial mix that you will see in those countries today . Look at your average Slav many have Asian features , slanted eyes high cheek bones .’
One charmer is obviously none too happy about Polish immigration:
Get your head from up your arse and do some research.You will find that Poles are coming over,getting cheap labour for a few weeks then disappearing to other parts of the UK.You will also find that most of the cunts that do this are illegals and are on the run from Poland for various crimes including,rape,people smuggling and kiddy fiddling.I for one don't like the idea of not knowing how many of these bastards there are or where they are but I tell you one thing,I would serve life for any bastard that messes with my kids.If they got nothing to hide then why run?
I wonder if he reads the Daily Mail? Maybe he should write for them.
Close to 40 per cent of Poles consider working in other EU states, M and C, May 2