Posts by schmaltz

    These Spaniards can be so difficult! They could just restrict movement to the English ghettos created by the Benidorm Brigade for themselves. But no, it has to be ban. And what about the Greeks. And the French! So un-European, these people. ;)

    From Yahoo:

    Spanish health minister bans British holidaymakers 'until UK's coronavirus situation improves'

    People are now using the PM's Eminence Gris as their excuse to break the rules yet the spinmeisters among us are still trying to spin the issue to insignificance. They have to work OT now, though, since Boris blabbed and inadvertently admitted the blunder. :D

    Typical socialist answer. I don't have much money so it's OK if I commit crime. Strangely enough, according to WOKES it's also OK to be overweight, and it doesn't matter if you don't educate your kids during a lock down.

    Property prices have nothing to do with snobbery, again another socialist nonsense. Buying a house is financially a sensible thing to do, it has nothing to do with politics. My son inherited $44k about 12 years ago when property was a lot cheaper. He could have got himself on the property ladder, but oh no, his socialist values have kept him paying rent to a fat cat private landlord. Now the £44k isn't enough for a deposit even if he wanted one. When he gets to retirement his pension will be swallowed up paying rent. Now, that's really clever, I think I would rather be a snob thanks.

    Back to the thread. If you want to be surrounded by foreigners and all their strange ways, that's fine by me, just make sure they stay in your area though, because I don't want them here

    You haven't heard of the post code snob? Property prices aren't all about snobbery but it is a huge factor whether it is an investment buy or a life style buy. And if socialism had anything to do with it; then property prices -- rent and sale -- would be flat.

    Buying a house is a safe investment but for an average Joe Smith, it is very restrictive as your liquidity goes down the drain. If you don't want to be asset-rich-cash-poor, then you can invest in other schemes. Besides, who says that you have to own your house? The Germans rent; New Yorkers rent. The point is whether your son has invested his inheritance.

    Yup. You can have your patch of Little England but give me cosmopolitan London, anytime and everytime. It would be god awful if I were completely surrounded by total whiteness and mind shrinking parochialism. Nettlebed was god-awful!

    Yes, pretty much. And it's funny to see Boris indirectly admitting it. He probably did not realise it. Or maybe he did.

    Durham police also very tactfully said that the Eminence Gris have broken regulations or rules when he made further travels to Barnard Castle to test his eyesight -- on his wife's birthday, it appears. Apparently, the London to Durham trip coincided with his mother's and his mother-in-law's respective birthdays.

    Seriously, it appears you love foreigners, well that's great. They are more than welcome to come in live in your town and street. Just watch the crime rate go up and the property prices come down, because that's what an influx of foreigners does. Whist they are their, why not invite some Pikys to live in your back garden. Fortunately I live in little England, and the infestation hasn't reached here yet.

    I don't mind foreign people. And if they have the right to live here; then I won't stand in their way just as I wouldn't stand in the way of ex-British people and their children from South Africa or Australia and New Zealand who "repatriate" on ancestry visa after living in foreign lands for decades and decades.

    Property prices is about snobbery so it is arguable that property prices are related to race but crime rate is correlated with poverty rate.

    We all seek places that suit our politics; so, Little England for Little Englanders it is!

    Your talking history, and that bares no relevance in regards to today's dilemmas. I really can't understand why any wants more foreigners over here. We have more than enough people to keep the economy going, especially with all the unemployment we are facing. As a nation we should do everything we can do to make foreigners feel uncomfortable and unwanted.

    (a) It wasn't I who raised the point about history. (b) British history is the root of all of today's societal dilemmas. Your bigotry towards foreign culture in Britain could be intellectually justified -- it's a stretch -- if, and only if, Britain did not have a history of colonialism and migration.

    You are over simplifying things. Employment and unemployment as economic factors aren't a matter of numbers alone. You have to take into serious consideration the state of each employment sector as well as the attitude towards a particular job. If a surgeon was made redundant; you wouldn't expect him to take a janitorial services job in the hospital, would you?

    Look, I don't discriminate, I don't want any of them over here, and the includes the Gherkins. We don't have the space, we certainly don't have the infrastructure, and culturally foreigners ruin the country. They are all welcome to come here for a holiday and spend their money, but afterwards I want them to go home. Surely that's fair ?

    You come across as someone who discriminates between what's indigenous and what's foreign as well as how foreign "foreign" is. You're very loud when it comes to non-white culture but very quiet when it comes to the Americanism that has been subtly taking over the English way of life.

    If you are looking at it from a moral perspective, then it can only be fair if the UK were and had always been a hermit kingdom. Unfortunately, the UK has a history of colonialism and emigration.

    The colonialists did not do that in my name, or yours. We are not responsible for the sins of our ancestors.

    If we were, where would it all end? Should we give England to the Welsh? It all gets rather silly.

    But as a descendant, you have profited and continue to profit from the sins of your ancestors. Would the British including the royals be in the same smug economically advanced position as they are now if it hadn't been for wealth "extracted" from the colonies? No.

    So while nobody is blaming the descendants for Britain's colonial past; at least, the prejudiced among them should show a bit of tolerance, if not welcome.

    Not more bloody foreigners, let's just hope they go to Scotland

    Now that you have vented your vitriol; what can you say about the (a) possible conflict between the Indian Madame Priti and her point-system immigration and the Czech Dominic Turnip Raab who is threatening your equilibrium with the arrival of 3M Honkies; and (b) the comparison that can be made between the treatment of the Gurkhas and other foreign ex-veterans and 3M Honkies who have never or may have never contributed to the UK in any way, some of whom may even be criminals.

    "People could be given Covid risk scores to determine how much they should move around as the country eases out of lockdown, a scientist has said."

    Or ...... find a quick and reasonably inexpensive way of getting every single one of us tested for the virus???? Maybe???

    The Indian, The Czech and Three Million Honkies: A story of immigration in the UK from the foreigner's perspective. "Out with Eastern Europeans; in with the East Asians!!???"

    UK offers plan for 'path to citizenship' for up to three million in Hong Kong as pressure ramps up

    The British government has broadened its offer of a "path to citizenship" to include almost three million Hong Kong residents, up from 350,000, as it ramps up pressure against China's move to crush dissent in the territory.

    Schmaltz, all these bloody foreigners you want over here, where to do you plan on putting them ?

    You make it sound as though anyone could come over and live here just like that. It's not a matter of what or who I want. It's a questions of whether these "bloody foreigners" have, in fact, the right live in Britain. And that right to live in Britain is defined and bestowed by Britain to a migrant. Not the other way around.

    Where to put them? They can join the private rental sector just like the 83% of the total household in England that are not on social housing.

    I take it you haven't seen the problem in the US with them sending many of their ex military back home over the wall to Mexico. America's deported veterans. You should watch the following documentary where many veterans are being recruited by the cartels for their skills. Residency can always be promised but it does not mean your going to get it.

    As a matter of course and of principle, the US gives green card and eventually citizenship to every foreign recruit. Citizenship is always available but not automatic. You must ask for it and see it through right up to that "momentous, tear jerking" ceremony in front of a judge where you recite "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States......" and sing "oh, say, can you see..."

    The INS can revoke your green card holder status and very rarely, naturalisation if you commit crimes like drug trafficking. This must have been the situation with the deported veterans. And if these veterans didn't bother to switch from green card to passport, it would have been easy to deport them. They committed crimes and since Mexicans are Trump's pet hate ..... ????

    They'll keep on churning out the anti TB crap because they see him and his policies as a threat to their beloved Tories

    The only thing wrong with the Iraq war was the lack of planning as to what to do once thee despot Sadam was removed which allowed those of his generals and supporters left to support Al Qaeda and ISIS

    Exactly. Blair exposed the limitations of Tory ideology.

    It's both, too many old people, too many foreigners. So you genuinely believe that we have to recruit soldiers from Fiji because our young people don't want to do it, sorry that's rubbish. Like I said, there are quotas, and that includes girls.

    I used to live in Milton Keynes, and had a friend who was a Fire Fighter. They had two vacancies in his station for apprentices (or what ever you want to call them). His son was interested, but he told him not to bother because the fire service was only interested in people from ethnic minorities. People were asked to attend the station to pick up an application form and have a brief chat. There was a queue a mile long, almost solely white young males. Guess what, the two people recruited were from ethnic minorities. The army are the same, and youngsters from ethnic minorities will rarely be interested in joining a BRITISH army.

    Back to the point in hand though. So do you think that it right that once someone from Fiji joins the British army they should have the right to use the NHS and move here when they wish ?

    OK. So, it's both. then why say "only reason" when you actually mean more than one reason.

    But it's just simple logic, isn't it? As you say, there are many young people available to sign up but the MOD says they're 8,200 short. Therefore, while many young people may be available; they don't necessarily wish to sign up. And if you're short of applicants from the local pool; then you recruit foreign nationals.

    So, did you find out how the two "ethnics" were recruited. Or did you, at least, have a read of the recruitment rubrics used by the station?

    Yes, I do think an army recruit from Fiji should have the right to use the NHS and be a resident in the UK should they wish but subject to the length of service and the type of discharge.

    I despair when you see the likes of the USA white cop with his knee on the neck of a black man who is screaming that he cannot breathe, out and out racism that is prevalent into our Country. We have already seen our police shoot or taser non whites here

    I think there should be tougher penalties for racism and for those who preach it, either directly or indirectly

    And that black jogger shot to death by father and son....

    Firstly, like the Police force and fire service, the MOD has quotes. So many gays, so many black people, so many nutty transsexuals, etc etc. Needless to say this makes it hard for themselves.

    Regards the NHS, you are stating the obvious. I have said many times that the NHS is pushed because of an ageing population and a very large population, and that's why I want the over 70s euthanized, and a halt to immigration. If we did that then try telling me we need foreign doctors and nurses.

    I assume you mean quotas. But, anyway, No. To say there are recruitment quotas is wrong as well. According to reports, the reason why the MOD has been recruiting foreign nationals from Fiji, for example, who have not even lived in the UK is because of the shortage in local recruits. It looks like only a few locals are willing to risk their limbs and lives for ER.

    Well, now you say it's because of an ageing population; but this is what you posted previously -- the one to which I was replying: "As you well know, the only reason we have foreign people in the NHS is because we have so many bleeding foreigners in this country to care for." So. Is the NHS pushed by an ageing population or because we have so many bleeding foreigners to care for? Or both?

    That's how crazy this country is. There aren't enough spaces for young people who want to sign up, yet we still have bloody foreigners in the BRITISH army. As you well know, the only reason we have foreign people in the NHS is because we have so many bleeding foreigners in this country to care for. I would also point out that just about every foreign health care worker I have ever had dealings with have been useless. We have foreign doctors in my surgery, and to be honest I may as well talk to doctor Google

    According to an MOD report; as of January 2018 recruitment was 5.7% below target and that the we're short of 8,200 bodies. I know the report is over 2 years old; but I believe the trend has not not changed.

    If you do a bit of internet research and google NHS patient statistics? -- you will find reports invariably telling you that the over 65s make up the biggest group of NHS patients. In terms of ethnicity, native whites make up the biggest group of patients.

    You're just an angry man, aren't you? Seeing comfort and vindication from your anger and prejudice.

    I am not a Tory, but they were by far the most credible potential government. Socialism is dead and buried, so that took out the Labour party, the Lib Dems, and the Green party. To be honest, until there is another credible right wing party the Tories have nothing to worry about.

    More like credible manipulators of truth. But that's just me talking.

    We have got enough foreigners already and far to many using the NHS. The last thing we need is more thank you very much !!

    Well. The Ministry of Defence and the NHS actively recruit foreigners, so obviously, we do need more foreigners. That's according to them, of course. Obviously, you don't agree. Why don't you write or call them. Tell the MOD to stop actively recruiting foreigners; introduce conscription and give the military posts to locals who'd be willing to risk their lives for you and me. And maybe order the NHS to stop contracting foreign medical staff who would look after these local boys when they come home with limbs missing; suffering from PTD.

    So under that argument we don't hold general elections anymore "because we've already had one"

    The GE result was due to poor leadership, Swinton and Corbyn. Had Cable or Starmer been there the result would have been totally different, and Leavers would be screaming now

    A vote against Corbyn; rather than a vote for Johnson.

    To bloody right as well. Let's not forget being in the army is just a job, like any other. So if you work in Marks and Spencer in another country, albeit M&S is British owned, should you be able to use the NHS, I think not. Should you be able to come and live here, I think not. You are the first to moan about the NHS being underfunded, but you want everyone in the bleeding world to use it.

    The military is a job, true. But not just another job. The military does not only demand talent and skills in exchange for compensation. It also requires that you give up your life if need be for Queen and country; not some billionaire who sells vacuum cleaners or flies a fleet of 747s and Airbuses.

    Compensation must always be just. The Spanish Tercio; the French Foreign Legion; even the US military -- they all recognise the foreign recruit's extra contribution to the country and so give them automatic residency and eventually, citizenship, in recognition. Not Britain, though.

    Foreign recruits and NHS staff are not just "everyone".

    Yes, many remainers who are still protesting think it's funny that Brexiteers prefer democracy than rule by the undemocratic EU. I find that sad, not comical.

    Yes, Brexiteers used and will use undemocratic ways and means to achieve their preference for democracy. It is sad. And comical.

    Absolute and utter nonsense, schmaltz, as you well know. If you were on the winning side you would have shot down in flames anyone arguing with you on such grounds.

    That's British and International law on the concept of democracy applied to elections and referenda. Call them and tell them it's absolute and utter nonsense.

    Not everybody shares your dogma. Had I voted to leave; I would have campaigned for a second referendum the moment I knew "my win" was tainted by fraud and corruption. Better to do a re-run and win it convincingly rather than keep a win that stinks of rotting fish.

    How so? I know it's an inconvenient truth for you that the parties bitterly opposed to Brexit outside of Scotland virtually sank without trace at the election, but there you have it.

    What do you mean, how so? The argument is about why or how Brexit has damaged our reputation. The argument is not about the performance of political parties opposed to Brexit in the Dec 19 GE. Hello??????

    For it to be democratic; any referendum, including its results, has to be lawful. If a referendum is found to be undemocratic, it has to be re-run. The result of the 2016 referendum was achieved unlawfully; therefore, not democratic. It should have been re-run.

    Ah, no. What you're saying belongs in the garbage can labelled "£350M A Week." The second referendum was not about asking the same question over and over. You're just saying that because people like you, up to this day, nosebleed at the mere mention of the words "second referendum."