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Commenting article: David Cameron's View of Bulgarians as Benefit Tourists Is Way Off the Mark

from The Guardian

by Ivan Krastev

In the film Casablanca, a youthful, innocent and newly married Bulgarian woman approaches Rick (Humphrey Bogart) begging for help to get an exit visa for the US. She is ready to do everything, only to escape from her own country. Perhaps Casablanca was a formative film for David Cameron, who in an interview earlier this month claimed that Britain is threatened by a wave of "benefits tourists" from Europe whose only ambition is to come and abuse the British welfare system.

mattbg - 17 Jan 2013 // 11:35:31

the answer must be a reform in the benefits system, not to extend restrictions on movement of jobseekers.

the UK should welcome hard working foreigners - it's great for any economy to have an influx of people who really want to work.

EuroBoy - 17 Jan 2013 // 12:40:14

Agree @ MattBG

100% hit the nail on his head!

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