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OK, I 've contributed little of use of late, but here's my bit.

I live near a route for coaches coming into London Victoria from Dover. A year or two ago I noticed that many coaches were rammed full with Poles coming into London.

Today for the first time I noticed a coach full of Poles heading out of the UK.

Sign of the times? Is this an interesting indicator of the UK's changing fortunes? Or is this just the first wave of punters heading home with their hard-earned cash?

It's always been suggested that emigration would follow a crash/recession - is this the beginning?

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Didn't the Irish workers help build our motorway system? And now the Poles are flooding into Ireland. Maybe in 30 years time the Uzbekhs will be emmigrating to Poland, to do jobs that the Poles don't want to do. Plus ce change.

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David Smith did an interesting article in last week's Sunday Times.

http://www.economicsuk.com/blog/000320.html

When the work dries up all these economic immigrants will flee the country.

Who in their right mind wants to live in a country as expensive as England when there's no work?

brainclamp will suddenly find that all those immigrants who apparently have been forcing up prices will disappear.

History will repear itself, just as it did in the 90's when British brickies went to look for work in Germany.

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OK, I 've contributed little of use of late, but here's my bit.

I live near a route for coaches coming into London Victoria from Dover. A year or two ago I noticed that many coaches were rammed full with Poles coming into London.

Today for the first time I noticed a coach full of Poles heading out of the UK.

Sign of the times? Is this an interesting indicator of the UK's changing fortunes? Or is this just the first wave of punters heading home with their hard-earned cash?

It's always been suggested that emigration would follow a crash/recession - is this the beginning?

RichM, no offense intended, but this must be the ultimate in anecdotal evidence. I'm not sure that your experimental methodolgy would pass peer review.

Billy Shears

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RichM, no offense intended, but this must be the ultimate in anecdotal evidence. I'm not sure that your experimental methodolgy would pass peer review.

Billy Shears

Yeah I know that. But anecdotal is such good fun.

If I could be bothered I'd get in touch with some Polish companies and find out about numbers.

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Yeah I know that. But anecdotal is such good fun.

If I could be bothered I'd get in touch with some Polish companies and find out about numbers.

Is that perhaps conducting a "pole"?

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OK, I 've contributed little of use of late, but here's my bit.

I live near a route for coaches coming into London Victoria from Dover. A year or two ago I noticed that many coaches were rammed full with Poles coming into London.

Today for the first time I noticed a coach full of Poles heading out of the UK.

Sign of the times? Is this an interesting indicator of the UK's changing fortunes? Or is this just the first wave of punters heading home with their hard-earned cash?

It's always been suggested that emigration would follow a crash/recession - is this the beginning?

How could you tell they were all Poles?

Or do you mean scaffold poles? :P

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How could you tell they were all Poles?

Or do you mean scaffold poles? :P

Polish drinking songs at full volume? The "I'm going home" song from The Rocky Horror Show sung in Polish?

Billy Shears

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Today for the first time I noticed a coach full of Poles heading out of the UK.

Holiday season. Most of the Polish are Catholics but some of them are Orthodox and celebrate Easter week later.

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Holiday season. Most of the Polish are Catholics but some of them are Orthodox and celebrate Easter week later.

Good thinking.

We'll have to wait to examine the trends.

But we experience net emigration again you know we're well and truly screwed.

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But we experience net emigration again you know we're well and truly screwed.

You mean that the Poles are leaving because they've run out of potential conquests?

Billy Shears

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Today for the first time I noticed a coach full of Poles heading out of the UK.

They had misunderstood the job advert "Pole dancers required. £50 per hour"

I saw a coach full of dancers from Lapland who had made a similar mistake.

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OK, I 've contributed little of use of late, but here's my bit.

I live near a route for coaches coming into London Victoria from Dover. A year or two ago I noticed that many coaches were rammed full with Poles coming into London.

Obviously living in a second world country with poor services, bad housing and very low pay with the absence of dependable work and conditions was getting a bit too much for them... so they've decided to upsticks and leave the UK.

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Obviously living in a second world country with poor services, bad housing and very low pay with the absence of dependable work and conditions was getting a bit too much for them... so they've decided to upsticks and leave the UK.

:lol::lol::lol:

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History will repear itself, just as it did in the 90's when British brickies went to look for work in Germany.

that's livin' alright

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As far as I'm concerned there will be more and more Polish workers coming to live and work in the UK.

I read Polish newspapers regularly, so I know what I'm talking about, believe me.

This applies to both skilled and unskilled labour.

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As far as I'm concerned there will be more and more Polish workers coming to live and work in the UK.

I read Polish newspapers regularly, so I know what I'm talking about, believe me.

This applies to both skilled and unskilled labour.

What are you saying? Are you Polish or something?

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I think one of the best things to do just now is buy property in Poland because many of these workers go home to swimming pools and the like. As more and more money leaves the UK and heads to Poland then It will push up house prices.

I like the poles as unlike scores of others that flood the UK they do a good days work and are not taking handouts from the DHSS.

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What are you saying? Are you Polish or something?

and I tell you more. The number of Poles in the UK will double in the next 2-3 years.

Let's be honest they don't come here only to earn some money. The UK is the best country in Europe if you want to invest in your personal development, by that I mean English (contemporary Latin) plus strong links with the rest of the Anglo-Saxon world.

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and I tell you more. The number of Poles in the UK will double in the next 2-3 years.

Let's be honest they don't come here only to earn some money. The UK is the best country in Europe if you want to invest in your personal development, by that I mean English (contemporary Latin) plus strong links with the rest of the Anglo-Saxon world.

Fair play to them. But if the UK economy tanks will they smell the coffee? Or is anything better than Poland right now?

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Seems to me the last time there was a mass influx of Poles into this country they were sorely welcome and badly needed. As Churchill commented at the time:

"Those damn Poles, I haven't got enough of them!"

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