Some were conned into being "self-employed" as window cleaners etc. Many are marginalised.
The reality is that everybody seeks a bettter life , that's human nature , it doesn't matter where you're from . Many Brits have sought a better life in Bulgaria , some have found it , some haven't .But , at the end of the day this doesn't say anything about Brits or Bulgaria . Generally speaking the Bulgarians who come to work in the UK have no intention of making a 'new life' there , they want to work for a while , and return to their motherland . I don't blame them for that , but it also isn't entirely fair to compare their work ethic with locals that do intend to stay there , and therefore expect a life as well as working . It would appear that many people are 'blinded' by the vitriol of the tabloids , as , in reality , a single person on benefits in the UK gets very little money from the state , barely enough to survive . Which of course is why people are driven/lured into criminality The 'knife wielding thugs' are in fact the very bottom rung of criminals , devoid of principals or orginisation . The Bulgarian 'Mutri' on the other hand are organised , but I haven't heard that they are coming to the UK on any large scale , probably because other organised crime outfits are too strong for them to take on , although of course they have connections with them for the purposes of human trafficking and other smuggling . Bulgarians will inevitably continue to come to the UK , but the vast majority will have no intention of staying there permanently . I think that the freedom of movement , plus the right to work , within the EU is a great concept , although it inevitably leads to local conflicts , but in reality all European countries have been trying to restrict the movement of their Gypsy/traveller populations for many years now , with directives to try and tie them down to a particular locale . It remains to be seen , given the current economic crisis , how many Bulgarians will want to work in the UK , if they're allowed to .
Immigrants in London get a house for mega bucks a month on the state because they did not fancy living in Coventry,
Hippyboy wrote:Quite frankly there's a lot of Bulgarians who would like the chance to go and work in the UK for a few months , but they're not allowed to . Exactly how the ones that do work there get their work permits is none of my businesss ,but all I can say is there are plenty of others that would like to be in their shoes .
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