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Commenting article: Bulgarians, Romanians, Give the Brits 'Tea and Sympathy', Plus Labor!

A puzzling anti-immigrant paranoia is brewing on the Old Albion.

Oddly enough, it's not about Britain being colonized by its former colonies (as one might be led to believe by a five-minute walk in parts of London).

It's not about the ignominious Polish plumber syndrome, either.

ardland - 9 Feb 2013 // 13:26:15

Excellent article, Mr. Dikov.
Congratulations and best regards from Bucharest.

TIbg - 7 Feb 2013 // 18:55:21

I can assure you i can read just fine, and i am not that 'shortsighted' as you are :).The one missing some words in my reply is you Sir,a said quote "...or you have not even a slightest idea what '3rd world' country means." To compare Bulgaria and Romania with African countries is ...silly/stupid are too weak words to use in this case. I am laughing right now even though this is no laughing matter, with no apologies at all i will give you my honest opinion - you sir are an IDIOT. I'm pretty sure 90% at least of the citizens in any EU country will laugh at this comparison. Don't think Britan is that 'Great' despite the name, Germany is the finest example of EU Economy,Netherlands, much better to aim for...not sure who gave them the idea that UK-is-to-die-for i.e. like USA was before - the dream land. Please step firmly on the ground,while offering some good oportunities UK is far from being IDEAL place to migrate.The imigration you talk about (the one that exceeded expectations) was not about Bulgarian or Romanian citizens was it? Oh, mistake forgot you put everything under the same line!! For you culture,religion,location,heritage,pride etc. are no relevant matter in this case.Your 'Should've/Could've/Would've' opinions and visions about some furute-to-be-happening events are just hilarious. The fact that YOU i quote "would if I was a poor African." would have is your personal opinion so please don't try to pass as anything more than it is. You don't even try to think as different person,your thoughts are shallow and pedantic.
"""Free health care and social security, what a gold mine!
Genius.""" - i applaud your admiration to your own goverment's politics, may i take no responsibility as Bulgarian citizen on this matter. Instead of 'crying' STOP THEM! Take a look inside your garden not the neighboor's. If you had everything in order there would not be a problem in a first place correct? And please focus on people who ALREADY flooded your conutry...don't be afraid to be blamed as 'racist' this is very convinient way for some people to get away with almost everything.

steve44 - 7 Feb 2013 // 18:12:29

And apparently you can't read...
As I said, I've been to both, and they are as Third world as you can get outside of Africa or Asia.
Have you?
You don't need to be psychic, it's happened before that immigration far exceeded expectations.
Should be obvious to anyone that they will flood across in the hope of earning 10 or 20 pounds or euros an hour, when they can only earn 200 euros a month at home.

If Europe was suddenly open to Africans, don't you think they'd flood in? Naturally! I would if I was a poor African.
Free health care and social security, what a gold mine!

TIbg - 7 Feb 2013 // 17:43:04

Dear Steve,
apparently you have never been to those '3rd' world countries or you have not even a slightest idea what '3rd world' country means.""Of course they will flood into Western Europe..."" oh i didn't know you have that special sych ability could you please provide me with the winning lottery numbers as well when convinient for you! ""it's the only chance they see of getting rich..."" REALLY? i mean REALLY this is the way to get 'RICH'?? You are so naive sir, the only thing people who MIGHT ever do that is to have normal live,getting rich is hardly relevant to the location you are in it's more like ...brain power/creativity/skills/knowledge/experience etc.
The Apocalypse you are describing is terrifying i might consider leaving this planet!God forbid even for a moment you consider Bulgaria and Romania becoming biggest drug/arm manufacturers/dealers just because GREATEST of the greates countries in EU open their borders...i mean ROFL sir!
I can only hope open minded well informed and modern people will never ever consider anything that you say as truth. Or ...well this world is going to 'hell'.
P.S. I wonder how many other 3rd world contries will meet the requirements and join EU.

steve44 - 6 Feb 2013 // 17:21:14

All very egalitarian and politically correct comments without much real life awareness.

Crazy to open the EU to Bulgaria and Romania.
These are very poor and corrupt 3rd world countries, completely different to Western Europe. Most people live in poverty you couldn't imagine unless you go there. I've been to both.

Of course they will flood into Western Europe, just like Africans would if they could, it's the only chance they see of getting rich.

It will only improve their lives as they take all the menial work and send the money home, but I can't see how it will lift the state of Western countries, only drag down the level.

Also criminals will undoubtedly flood in with guns and drugs across the uncontrolled borders, so these 2 corrupt and unregulated countries will become the source of weapon and gun supplies, and whatever else is illegal.

All very predictable. If you visit Bulgaria you will quickly see if you keep your eyes open that the gangsters run the place.

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