Lancashire special constable sets up Polish Facebook group

Michal Nurak spreads the word on Facebook

Michal Nurak spreads the word on Facebook

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

A POLISH special constable has set up a police Facebook page aimed at people from his native country who live in Lancashire.

Michal Nurek, who has been volunteering with the force for three years, decided to create the site to help forge better links with Polish speakers and officers.

The father-of-two, who has lived in Chorley for eight years, said he wanted to break down walls separating the communities and dispel stereotypes.

He said: “I believe the Polish community is quite closed because of years of how it has been treated by the police in Poland. They do not trust.

“My aim is to build that trust and knowledge.”

He has also been leading meetings between the police and residents in Polish so they feel more confident talking about the issues that affect them with Poles from all over East Lancashire welcome to attend.

He said: “There are plenty of Polish people living in Lancashire and it is a growing community.”

Mr Nurek has also translated posters advising people of UK poaching laws, which have been put up at lakes at Brockholes Nature Reserve in Samlesbury, with the fish considered a delicacy among the Polish community.

He said: “Polish people do not know the law.

“In Poland we can take fish from lakes and rivers but you cannot do that here.

“The culture is quite different too. I feel a gap and I want to help as many people as I can. I would not say the Polish community is being victimised but some Polish residents would probably say otherwise.

“They get stereotyped with things like metal thefts. They are the first suspects in the community’s mind.”

Mr Nurek, who won the Lancashire special constable of the year title in 2013, said another police and communities together meeting would be held in September and urged people to check the Facebook site for regular updates.

He added: “I enjoy every minute of what I do.

“Not every member of the Polish community can do what I have done.”

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4:13pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Mikeee47 says...

That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money
That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money Mikeee47
  • Score: 25

4:46pm Mon 21 Jul 14

the white witch says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money
It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money[/p][/quote]It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country. the white witch
  • Score: 23

5:00pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Malthus says...

Why do we need a Polish website, I just use Lemon Pledge.
Why do we need a Polish website, I just use Lemon Pledge. Malthus
  • Score: 17

6:06pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Openminded? says...

the white witch wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money
It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.
Why is not a english persons country any more?
[quote][p][bold]the white witch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money[/p][/quote]It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.[/p][/quote]Why is not a english persons country any more? Openminded?
  • Score: -14

6:38pm Mon 21 Jul 14

ikap22 says...

Openminded? wrote:
the white witch wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money
It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.
Why is not a english persons country any more?
That's because all the English folk are moving to Australia, Spain, France etc...
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the white witch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money[/p][/quote]It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.[/p][/quote]Why is not a english persons country any more?[/p][/quote]That's because all the English folk are moving to Australia, Spain, France etc... ikap22
  • Score: 4

8:24pm Mon 21 Jul 14

mrcool says...

the white witch wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money
It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.
Firstly, if you are going to bleat on about being English, at least learn the language yourself.

People coming to live in the UK from outside the EU have to pass a test BEFORE a visa is issued, so your "not just the polish" (sic) comment is a little misleading.

England was never and never will be the "english person's country" (sic) as it is made up of immigrants from day one.....initially a mixture of vikings and Europeans. The current global world situation means that borders don't really exist anymore. The world is evolving and that includes your own doorstep. It has been evolving for a long time before you were born and will continue to do so after you are 6 feet under.

If you don't like where you live, pack your bags and go elsewhere. You seem to have a gripe with people moving to your land, why not pick a place in this vast world that you would rather be and go?
[quote][p][bold]the white witch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money[/p][/quote]It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.[/p][/quote]Firstly, if you are going to bleat on about being English, at least learn the language yourself. People coming to live in the UK from outside the EU have to pass a test BEFORE a visa is issued, so your "not just the polish" (sic) comment is a little misleading. England was never and never will be the "english person's country" (sic) as it is made up of immigrants from day one.....initially a mixture of vikings and Europeans. The current global world situation means that borders don't really exist anymore. The world is evolving and that includes your own doorstep. It has been evolving for a long time before you were born and will continue to do so after you are 6 feet under. If you don't like where you live, pack your bags and go elsewhere. You seem to have a gripe with people moving to your land, why not pick a place in this vast world that you would rather be and go? mrcool
  • Score: -12

8:52pm Mon 21 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money
That may well be the case, but the fact is that there is a large and ever growing polish community in this country. They are not going to go away so rather than just pretend they aren't there or tut at them why not put something like this together to help have a better line of communication with them.
The world is changing and whether we like it or not we've got to move with the times.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money[/p][/quote]That may well be the case, but the fact is that there is a large and ever growing polish community in this country. They are not going to go away so rather than just pretend they aren't there or tut at them why not put something like this together to help have a better line of communication with them. The world is changing and whether we like it or not we've got to move with the times. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 6

10:38pm Mon 21 Jul 14

mark anthony says...

Quote. Polish don't trust the police in there native Poland. Well . I sorry but I don't trust. The polish in my native England
Quote. Polish don't trust the police in there native Poland. Well . I sorry but I don't trust. The polish in my native England mark anthony
  • Score: 5

10:52pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Malthus says...

mrcool wrote:
the white witch wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money
It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.
Firstly, if you are going to bleat on about being English, at least learn the language yourself.

People coming to live in the UK from outside the EU have to pass a test BEFORE a visa is issued, so your "not just the polish" (sic) comment is a little misleading.

England was never and never will be the "english person's country" (sic) as it is made up of immigrants from day one.....initially a mixture of vikings and Europeans. The current global world situation means that borders don't really exist anymore. The world is evolving and that includes your own doorstep. It has been evolving for a long time before you were born and will continue to do so after you are 6 feet under.

If you don't like where you live, pack your bags and go elsewhere. You seem to have a gripe with people moving to your land, why not pick a place in this vast world that you would rather be and go?
There may be errors in what I write, I do not profess to be an English scholar. However, if you are going to insert the word "sic" to denote the shortened Latin form of "as it was written", surely a capital letter in front of the the word "vikings" would have given more weight to the point you are trying to make. Perhaps we should be more tolerant and recognise the point a person is trying to make should take priority over pedantic posts such as yours. By making people feel small with comment's such as your's we may be putting people off posting who may actually breathe fresh air into the same old statements we are used to and also encourage some new voices in the LT comments section.
[quote][p][bold]mrcool[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the white witch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money[/p][/quote]It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.[/p][/quote]Firstly, if you are going to bleat on about being English, at least learn the language yourself. People coming to live in the UK from outside the EU have to pass a test BEFORE a visa is issued, so your "not just the polish" (sic) comment is a little misleading. England was never and never will be the "english person's country" (sic) as it is made up of immigrants from day one.....initially a mixture of vikings and Europeans. The current global world situation means that borders don't really exist anymore. The world is evolving and that includes your own doorstep. It has been evolving for a long time before you were born and will continue to do so after you are 6 feet under. If you don't like where you live, pack your bags and go elsewhere. You seem to have a gripe with people moving to your land, why not pick a place in this vast world that you would rather be and go?[/p][/quote]There may be errors in what I write, I do not profess to be an English scholar. However, if you are going to insert the word "sic" to denote the shortened Latin form of "as it was written", surely a capital letter in front of the the word "vikings" would have given more weight to the point you are trying to make. Perhaps we should be more tolerant and recognise the point a person is trying to make should take priority over pedantic posts such as yours. By making people feel small with comment's such as your's we may be putting people off posting who may actually breathe fresh air into the same old statements we are used to and also encourage some new voices in the LT comments section. Malthus
  • Score: -4

5:06am Tue 22 Jul 14

VICKY P says...

Malthus wrote:
mrcool wrote:
the white witch wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money
It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.
Firstly, if you are going to bleat on about being English, at least learn the language yourself.

People coming to live in the UK from outside the EU have to pass a test BEFORE a visa is issued, so your "not just the polish" (sic) comment is a little misleading.

England was never and never will be the "english person's country" (sic) as it is made up of immigrants from day one.....initially a mixture of vikings and Europeans. The current global world situation means that borders don't really exist anymore. The world is evolving and that includes your own doorstep. It has been evolving for a long time before you were born and will continue to do so after you are 6 feet under.

If you don't like where you live, pack your bags and go elsewhere. You seem to have a gripe with people moving to your land, why not pick a place in this vast world that you would rather be and go?
There may be errors in what I write, I do not profess to be an English scholar. However, if you are going to insert the word "sic" to denote the shortened Latin form of "as it was written", surely a capital letter in front of the the word "vikings" would have given more weight to the point you are trying to make. Perhaps we should be more tolerant and recognise the point a person is trying to make should take priority over pedantic posts such as yours. By making people feel small with comment's such as your's we may be putting people off posting who may actually breathe fresh air into the same old statements we are used to and also encourage some new voices in the LT comments section.
dont have a clue what yur trying to say there ! is it: Ponglish ???
[quote][p][bold]Malthus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrcool[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the white witch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money[/p][/quote]It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.[/p][/quote]Firstly, if you are going to bleat on about being English, at least learn the language yourself. People coming to live in the UK from outside the EU have to pass a test BEFORE a visa is issued, so your "not just the polish" (sic) comment is a little misleading. England was never and never will be the "english person's country" (sic) as it is made up of immigrants from day one.....initially a mixture of vikings and Europeans. The current global world situation means that borders don't really exist anymore. The world is evolving and that includes your own doorstep. It has been evolving for a long time before you were born and will continue to do so after you are 6 feet under. If you don't like where you live, pack your bags and go elsewhere. You seem to have a gripe with people moving to your land, why not pick a place in this vast world that you would rather be and go?[/p][/quote]There may be errors in what I write, I do not profess to be an English scholar. However, if you are going to insert the word "sic" to denote the shortened Latin form of "as it was written", surely a capital letter in front of the the word "vikings" would have given more weight to the point you are trying to make. Perhaps we should be more tolerant and recognise the point a person is trying to make should take priority over pedantic posts such as yours. By making people feel small with comment's such as your's we may be putting people off posting who may actually breathe fresh air into the same old statements we are used to and also encourage some new voices in the LT comments section.[/p][/quote]dont have a clue what yur trying to say there ! is it: Ponglish ??? VICKY P
  • Score: -2

8:51am Tue 22 Jul 14

Fartonadingleshead says...

To be perfectly honest the Polish people I have met personally have been friendly, hard working, and in general law abiding.
Polish people who settle here in the UK will have children, grandchildren, who will attend English schools. As they grow up they will have English friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, most will get married etc etc.
In 15-20 years time the only way anyone will recognise a person of Polish migrant is by surname only, provided they are male or unmarried.
I grew up with people whose grandparents came and settled from Poland during WW2. These people were as English and as Lancashire as me.
The Poles will only live in their own community for 1 generation, the second generation will be as English as anyone with a bonus of being bi-lingual.
My wife is French. Do our children go around waving French flags and declaring allegiance to France? Of course not. My sons girlfriends mother is Dutch, is she orange? Does she wear clogs? No. You would never know unless she told you.
The poles are here to stay, and I personally don't mind, because in a few years you would never know they came at all.
Yes like all other Europeans who migrate to the UK, they will intergrete, unlike certain migrants I could mention. But that has more to do with an arrogant religion rather than race.
To be perfectly honest the Polish people I have met personally have been friendly, hard working, and in general law abiding. Polish people who settle here in the UK will have children, grandchildren, who will attend English schools. As they grow up they will have English friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, most will get married etc etc. In 15-20 years time the only way anyone will recognise a person of Polish migrant is by surname only, provided they are male or unmarried. I grew up with people whose grandparents came and settled from Poland during WW2. These people were as English and as Lancashire as me. The Poles will only live in their own community for 1 generation, the second generation will be as English as anyone with a bonus of being bi-lingual. My wife is French. Do our children go around waving French flags and declaring allegiance to France? Of course not. My sons girlfriends mother is Dutch, is she orange? Does she wear clogs? No. You would never know unless she told you. The poles are here to stay, and I personally don't mind, because in a few years you would never know they came at all. Yes like all other Europeans who migrate to the UK, they will intergrete, unlike certain migrants I could mention. But that has more to do with an arrogant religion rather than race. Fartonadingleshead
  • Score: 8

11:17am Tue 22 Jul 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Nothing against the Poles, but is this man an immigrant Pole or of Polish descent. I was always of the understanding that to be eligeable to be a recruit for the UK Police you had to be born in The UK or the Rep of Ireland and in certain circumstances, parts of the Commonwealth?
Nothing against the Poles, but is this man an immigrant Pole or of Polish descent. I was always of the understanding that to be eligeable to be a recruit for the UK Police you had to be born in The UK or the Rep of Ireland and in certain circumstances, parts of the Commonwealth? HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 3

3:05pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Fartonadingleshead says...

HelmshoreBoy wrote:
Nothing against the Poles, but is this man an immigrant Pole or of Polish descent. I was always of the understanding that to be eligeable to be a recruit for the UK Police you had to be born in The UK or the Rep of Ireland and in certain circumstances, parts of the Commonwealth?
Not at all, EU equal opportunities. A good friend of mine is a full PC in Glasgow. He's called Huan and is native Spanish. English can join any police force in EU if they meet the criteria. Language being the first I suppose.
[quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: Nothing against the Poles, but is this man an immigrant Pole or of Polish descent. I was always of the understanding that to be eligeable to be a recruit for the UK Police you had to be born in The UK or the Rep of Ireland and in certain circumstances, parts of the Commonwealth?[/p][/quote]Not at all, EU equal opportunities. A good friend of mine is a full PC in Glasgow. He's called Huan and is native Spanish. English can join any police force in EU if they meet the criteria. Language being the first I suppose. Fartonadingleshead
  • Score: 0

3:10pm Tue 22 Jul 14

darek111 says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money
I fully agree with you, people living in any country should speak local language, and no matter where they come from. I think this is improving and percentage of Polish people who speak English is increasing, slowly but surely.
Also it can be helpful to understand reasons if you know where those immigrants come from and who they are: in 90% of cases people who decided to emigrate after May 2004 are usually low educated and arrived from the poorest regions of the country. So do not expect to much. As a native Polish person is quite understandable for me but I also understand and accept that your point of view might be different.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money[/p][/quote]I fully agree with you, people living in any country should speak local language, and no matter where they come from. I think this is improving and percentage of Polish people who speak English is increasing, slowly but surely. Also it can be helpful to understand reasons if you know where those immigrants come from and who they are: in 90% of cases people who decided to emigrate after May 2004 are usually low educated and arrived from the poorest regions of the country. So do not expect to much. As a native Polish person is quite understandable for me but I also understand and accept that your point of view might be different. darek111
  • Score: 5

5:54pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Noiticer says...

Just some thoughts - I wonder how many Brits living in Spain, Greece, France, Italy etc. speak the languages of those countries and, may be one day when Poland and other countries in central Europe have living standards as high or higher than those in the UK, many Brits will start moving there where there is much more living space and houses are often much larger than those here. It's not surprising that many, discerning young people are already moving to Germany and Scandinavia taking full advantage of all the EU has to offer.
Just some thoughts - I wonder how many Brits living in Spain, Greece, France, Italy etc. speak the languages of those countries and, may be one day when Poland and other countries in central Europe have living standards as high or higher than those in the UK, many Brits will start moving there where there is much more living space and houses are often much larger than those here. It's not surprising that many, discerning young people are already moving to Germany and Scandinavia taking full advantage of all the EU has to offer. Noiticer
  • Score: 2

7:18pm Tue 22 Jul 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Fartonadingleshead wrote:
HelmshoreBoy wrote:
Nothing against the Poles, but is this man an immigrant Pole or of Polish descent. I was always of the understanding that to be eligeable to be a recruit for the UK Police you had to be born in The UK or the Rep of Ireland and in certain circumstances, parts of the Commonwealth?
Not at all, EU equal opportunities. A good friend of mine is a full PC in Glasgow. He's called Huan and is native Spanish. English can join any police force in EU if they meet the criteria. Language being the first I suppose.
Just checked. You are quite correct. I hold my hand up.
[quote][p][bold]Fartonadingleshead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: Nothing against the Poles, but is this man an immigrant Pole or of Polish descent. I was always of the understanding that to be eligeable to be a recruit for the UK Police you had to be born in The UK or the Rep of Ireland and in certain circumstances, parts of the Commonwealth?[/p][/quote]Not at all, EU equal opportunities. A good friend of mine is a full PC in Glasgow. He's called Huan and is native Spanish. English can join any police force in EU if they meet the criteria. Language being the first I suppose.[/p][/quote]Just checked. You are quite correct. I hold my hand up. HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 2

7:34pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Copperhead says...

mrcool wrote:
the white witch wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money
It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.
Firstly, if you are going to bleat on about being English, at least learn the language yourself.

People coming to live in the UK from outside the EU have to pass a test BEFORE a visa is issued, so your "not just the polish" (sic) comment is a little misleading.

England was never and never will be the "english person's country" (sic) as it is made up of immigrants from day one.....initially a mixture of vikings and Europeans. The current global world situation means that borders don't really exist anymore. The world is evolving and that includes your own doorstep. It has been evolving for a long time before you were born and will continue to do so after you are 6 feet under.

If you don't like where you live, pack your bags and go elsewhere. You seem to have a gripe with people moving to your land, why not pick a place in this vast world that you would rather be and go?
There are too many immigrants in the UK - and by immigrants I don't mean people who crossed the land-bridge from Europe tens of thousands of years ago, I mean people from many lands who have come here in the past
15 yrs or so for jobs/benefits/houses rather than because of a burning desire to be a British citizen.
Immigrants have driven down pay-rates for native Brits as many of them are short-term residents and don't have to have the much higher income levels needed to live here all their lives.
There are housing shortages in many places in the UK because of immigration - plus pressure on services such as education and hospitals.
Your comments are obviously heartfelt, but many UK citizens, myself included, don't want to emigrate - this is our country of birth and we sincerely wish we could have it to ourselves as we liked life as it was before Blair, Brown and Straw decided to socially re-engineer the UK to suit their ideals of diversity and multiculturalism WITHOUT consulting the UK natives who would have to live with the consequences of their actions.
[quote][p][bold]mrcool[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the white witch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good, but to live here in the UK, you should know the law, abide by UK law, and speak a basic English language to be able to communicate with the law, instead of **** footing around with interpreters and wasting tax payers money[/p][/quote]It`s not just the polish is it, England is not the english person`s country any more, it`s a broken country.[/p][/quote]Firstly, if you are going to bleat on about being English, at least learn the language yourself. People coming to live in the UK from outside the EU have to pass a test BEFORE a visa is issued, so your "not just the polish" (sic) comment is a little misleading. England was never and never will be the "english person's country" (sic) as it is made up of immigrants from day one.....initially a mixture of vikings and Europeans. The current global world situation means that borders don't really exist anymore. The world is evolving and that includes your own doorstep. It has been evolving for a long time before you were born and will continue to do so after you are 6 feet under. If you don't like where you live, pack your bags and go elsewhere. You seem to have a gripe with people moving to your land, why not pick a place in this vast world that you would rather be and go?[/p][/quote]There are too many immigrants in the UK - and by immigrants I don't mean people who crossed the land-bridge from Europe tens of thousands of years ago, I mean people from many lands who have come here in the past 15 yrs or so for jobs/benefits/houses rather than because of a burning desire to be a British citizen. Immigrants have driven down pay-rates for native Brits as many of them are short-term residents and don't have to have the much higher income levels needed to live here all their lives. There are housing shortages in many places in the UK because of immigration - plus pressure on services such as education and hospitals. Your comments are obviously heartfelt, but many UK citizens, myself included, don't want to emigrate - this is our country of birth and we sincerely wish we could have it to ourselves as we liked life as it was before Blair, Brown and Straw decided to socially re-engineer the UK to suit their ideals of diversity and multiculturalism WITHOUT consulting the UK natives who would have to live with the consequences of their actions. Copperhead
  • Score: 0

10:36pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Fartonadingleshead says...

HelmshoreBoy wrote:
Fartonadingleshead wrote:
HelmshoreBoy wrote:
Nothing against the Poles, but is this man an immigrant Pole or of Polish descent. I was always of the understanding that to be eligeable to be a recruit for the UK Police you had to be born in The UK or the Rep of Ireland and in certain circumstances, parts of the Commonwealth?
Not at all, EU equal opportunities. A good friend of mine is a full PC in Glasgow. He's called Huan and is native Spanish. English can join any police force in EU if they meet the criteria. Language being the first I suppose.
Just checked. You are quite correct. I hold my hand up.
Well it is only the case since after the EU was formed. I didn't know until 2009 after Huan had joined and he had lived in Scotland for around 4 years beforehand. So were both correct really. Just needed to be updated lol
[quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fartonadingleshead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: Nothing against the Poles, but is this man an immigrant Pole or of Polish descent. I was always of the understanding that to be eligeable to be a recruit for the UK Police you had to be born in The UK or the Rep of Ireland and in certain circumstances, parts of the Commonwealth?[/p][/quote]Not at all, EU equal opportunities. A good friend of mine is a full PC in Glasgow. He's called Huan and is native Spanish. English can join any police force in EU if they meet the criteria. Language being the first I suppose.[/p][/quote]Just checked. You are quite correct. I hold my hand up.[/p][/quote]Well it is only the case since after the EU was formed. I didn't know until 2009 after Huan had joined and he had lived in Scotland for around 4 years beforehand. So were both correct really. Just needed to be updated lol Fartonadingleshead
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11:06pm Tue 22 Jul 14

glossopkid says...

mark anthony wrote:
Quote. Polish don't trust the police in there native Poland. Well . I sorry but I don't trust. The polish in my native England
It ain't just the polish who don't trust the police!!!
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: Quote. Polish don't trust the police in there native Poland. Well . I sorry but I don't trust. The polish in my native England[/p][/quote]It ain't just the polish who don't trust the police!!! glossopkid
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9:05pm Fri 25 Jul 14

darek111 says...

Noiticer wrote:
Just some thoughts - I wonder how many Brits living in Spain, Greece, France, Italy etc. speak the languages of those countries and, may be one day when Poland and other countries in central Europe have living standards as high or higher than those in the UK, many Brits will start moving there where there is much more living space and houses are often much larger than those here. It's not surprising that many, discerning young people are already moving to Germany and Scandinavia taking full advantage of all the EU has to offer.
There is already quite a lot British living in Poland mainly businessman and staff of UK businesses but also English teachers, artists. etc. I am very active in Polish-British Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw and met plenty of them. What surprised me, many of them speak very good Polish. There are British schools in Warsaw and other cities and plenty of English pubs - one of them is run by friend of mine who is actually an Irishman and lives in Krakow for 25 years and have polish wife.
And this one - Kevin Aiston, he is from London and also live in Poland since early 90 and is a well known TV personality. Here you can see Kevin speaking polish in TV older video: http://youtu.be/k80H
zky2p3w
This guy is a popular TV personality:
http://youtu.be/8f6Y
4B8aDTQ
also perfect Polish just with a bit of foreign accent.
And many others.... I am buying properties in Poland for investors, mainly from UK so I have a good picture how people are moving and where.
[quote][p][bold]Noiticer[/bold] wrote: Just some thoughts - I wonder how many Brits living in Spain, Greece, France, Italy etc. speak the languages of those countries and, may be one day when Poland and other countries in central Europe have living standards as high or higher than those in the UK, many Brits will start moving there where there is much more living space and houses are often much larger than those here. It's not surprising that many, discerning young people are already moving to Germany and Scandinavia taking full advantage of all the EU has to offer.[/p][/quote]There is already quite a lot British living in Poland mainly businessman and staff of UK businesses but also English teachers, artists. etc. I am very active in Polish-British Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw and met plenty of them. What surprised me, many of them speak very good Polish. There are British schools in Warsaw and other cities and plenty of English pubs - one of them is run by friend of mine who is actually an Irishman and lives in Krakow for 25 years and have polish wife. And this one - Kevin Aiston, he is from London and also live in Poland since early 90 and is a well known TV personality. Here you can see Kevin speaking polish in TV older video: http://youtu.be/k80H zky2p3w This guy is a popular TV personality: http://youtu.be/8f6Y 4B8aDTQ also perfect Polish just with a bit of foreign accent. And many others.... I am buying properties in Poland for investors, mainly from UK so I have a good picture how people are moving and where. darek111
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