UK Labor Party Concedes: We Made Mistake with Poles

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Bulgaria: UK  Labor Party Concedes: We Made Mistake with Poles By The Economist

A UK Labor home affairs spokesman has conceded that the last Labor government made a mistake in not adopting transitory arrangements when 10 new countries joined the EU in 2004.

“The last Labor government made a mistake in not adopting transitory arrangements when 10 new countries, including Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary joined the EU in 2004,“ David Hanson said.

He was speaking in a debate on the so-called rebel amendment to the UK Immigration Bill, which would ban Romanian and Bulgarian migrants until 2019.

Ten years ago, when Britain was one of only three countries to open its doors to them, the government assured voters that just a few tens of thousands would come, and probably not for long.

Instead more than half a million arrived, many of whom settled down and had children.

Under current EU agreements, the government cannot extend the arrangements beyond their expiry at the end of the year, but the MPs are calling for them to be extended until the end of 2018.

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Seedy - 26 Dec 2013 // 11:22:03

Quite right, Greenleader - evrywun wot carnt speek propur Inglish shud bee kikked arta th kuntry n scent bk ware thay bilong, innit...

greenleader - 26 Dec 2013 // 10:32:12

Big of them hey. Personally prefer Polish people to those the Labour governments allowed in prior. The face of the UK has been changed for ever by the mass immigration encouragd by labour. The towns are now mini Islamabads and Delhi's, Lahores and Karachi's. Fast food outlets pollute the air with the stench of curries and mountains of garbage contaminate areas that once smelt of nothing more than fish & chips. It is the alien cultures
that Brotons are forced to absorb, few of those cultures try to intigrate. Education is turmoil with some schools having over 50 ethnic languages. It is a crazy situation.

joppy - 23 Dec 2013 // 21:58:21

@sa-sha I hope more politicians start thinking the same.

sa-sha - 23 Dec 2013 // 12:14:15

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