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Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 20:07

When Cameron went to the eec to "renegotiate" certain conditions, I was prepared to vote in if he came back with a result. Basically the others just laughed in his face. The prime minister of Poland has already said that the UK pay their welfare bill. It is all just too one sided. I see the net amount of money that goes the other way, would go a long way to pay for decent roads here, more money for the NHS, schools etc.

800, 000 immigrants , last year, mean at an average of 5 to a house, another

160, 000 houses needed.... and again next year, and the year after.  Uncontrolled immigration means more pressure on schools, the health service, and housing.

from The Telegraph...

The number of immigrants who came to work in Britain last year reached a record high of more than 800,000 as the number of Romanians coming here tripled in just 12 months.

Previously-unpublished data obtained by The Telegraph shows the massive overall increase was powered by huge rises in arrivals from the rest of the European Union.

More than 152,000 Romanians registered for National Insurance (NI) numbers in 2014/15 - a key indicator of immigration levels - compared with just 47,000 in 2013.

The total for all nationalities was up by more than a third year-on-year to 824,000, including 629,000 from the EU, 100,000 from Asia and 79,000 from the rest of the world.

European new arrivals are being driven by job-hunters coming here to work, attracted by the stronger economic recovery here and high unemployment in their home countries.



Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:42

I cant see that having a work permit to do  a job is a problem, its the amount of people coming here just to claim benefits from a system that they have never paid a penny in to that is the problem. The glossy leaflet says this will not happen, but I understand that it is only for a limited period before the flood gates open again.

Maybe for those people we have here that don't want to work, we have an allocation of a job, or a work for benefits system as in the states.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:21

When I was in St Lucia, most of the other holidaymakers were either canadian or american. One canadian had a daughter at a university in Holland. Her daughter and other female students have been sexually assaulted by a group of male asylum seekers/refugees who are billeted next to the university accomodation. They have reported this to police, who will only record it as an assault by a male, with total disregard for ethnic origin. The female students are so upset by this refusal to deal with the issue, that they are thinking of leaving part way through the course and returning home.

Punkdoc, please remember the Rotherham and Derby grooming and rape cases, that the powers that be turned a blind eye to , because it was not p.c. to state they were asian men.

We may not be part of Schengen,but basically anybody with an eec passport can walk straight in, proceed to the nearest benefit office and start claiming. If we had a points system for jobs, and allowed in workers that we need, then I would believe we had control of our borders.

Angela Merkel invites in the hordes, grants them asylum status and an eec passport , and they are on the next ryanair flight over. I saw this in Aarhus airport last year. Denmark halved benefits for non nationals the week we were there. Guess how many were queueing up with their brand new passports , all their worldly goods, and walked straight through security, and straight in to Luton.? Not my idea of border control.

We would have to have travel insurance for medical claims in the EEC. Does anybody rely on  reciprocal agreement for this.? I would certainly never travel without medical insurance for any unforeseen eventualities.


Any idea what this is?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:42

Centaurea montana. if they get mildew, shear the lot off and water well and they will regrow.


Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:39

We climbed the Sydney harbour bridge.The view is to die for.  I advise plenty of nurofen if you do, the backs of my calfs were kiling me next day. We also went to the aquarium  in sydney and did a car tour of the blue mountains. The botanic gardens in the Blue mountains has Wollemi pines.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:13

I love Costas beard.


Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:57

I found that if you book the basics, ie, flights, hotel , and visa, then local tours can all be booked when you get there, all hotels will have a tour desk, even backpackers hostels. Also there are laundrette rooms in many hotels, so you can easily wash stuff through if you are travelling light. I tend to travel heavy, with dive gear and camera gear, but few clothes, more or less stuffed in around other stuff. Toiletries are the same brands you would buy here, supermarkets like Coles very much like Morrison's. Don't forget your driving licence if you plan on car hire, although public transport is very organised and linked up.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:38

Sharp frost here, but the sun is melting it fast.  I have cleome to prick out today, and I need to dig the new onion patch over and get rid of the remainder of last year's sweetcorn crop. I'm thinking that some of the stalks would be good for the bug hotel. Have a good day folks.

starting onions leeks etc from seed,what is the process?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 23:31

I have just used the last ones, stored in the garage, they tend to sprout at this time of year. Sometimes I freeze any left after January for stews. I think they have a good taste. Mammoth red are sweeter if you want them raw.


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 23:28

I always use Traillfinders, and fly on Emirates flights, as we had a bad experience with BA at Bangkok airport on the way back once. 

We book our own visas online. They are free if you have a UK passport and no criminal record. Make sure you have the right site, some will charge.

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