Will Romanians beg, borrow or steal for a piece of the British dream?

Hung Parliament or not, politics are hanging Romanians out to dry when they should let the cops root out the chaff.

By the time you see this, the elections might well be over and done with – but the question will still linger. Immigration. Romanians – or Romani, same difference. Bulgarians. What can be done to stem the inflow?


The UK Parliament’s figures, as published in February on the official site, place immigration at whopping highs, having surpassed emigration year after year since 1998 by over 100,000 souls. How hungry are these souls and their attendant bellies anyway? Here’s my two cents.

The Romani aren’t getting a bad rap without rap sheets as long as my arm (and I’m pretty lanky). Some of them put just as much pressure on the Romanian state back home, others have swindling tricks up their sleeve you wouldn’t imagine, like the grubbiest swindlers in the most untenable of Hollywood movies! You can watch Nae Caranfil’s 2002 eye-opening Philanthropy for more on that – or skip it and adapt to the naturally changing world around you. I’m not trying to poison the well here – just to say that every people has its bad apples and in this day and age there are plenty other options on hand than ousting everyone with a Romanian ID card. Police them (like they’d be policed in Romania if the beat cops weren’t so afraid of the long reach of the mob clans that send them out on the streets to begin with) – but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!



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