02 June 2010

Which country are we talking about here?

Immigration can be a contentious issue, and sometimes people get carried away and talk quite irrationally about it, as this letter in Cyprus Mail shows.

Which country are we talking about here? - Cyprus Mail:
Surely I’m not the only person to see the irony of British expats in Cyprus making comments on the UK elections last week such as: “I’ve got nothing against immigrants but there are too many and it’s getting out of hand” and “Immigration concerns me. It’s only a little island”?

Coming over here… can’t speak a word of the language and the colour – pink as lobsters, some of them.


Chris Hall said...


There are a good number of Brit ex-pats who reside in Spain that you can guarantee for a comment on too many foreigners in the UK.

Do other countries have this same amount of irony?

Troels said...

In a radio programme I heard Danish 2nd or 3rd generation emigrants living in Argentina make the same kind of comments about the current situation in Denmark.

And of course the Danish ex-pats in Spain are also dependable sources of comments that there are too people in Denmark of Mediterranean origin.

bigbluemeanie said...

We take it as good as we get: Pauline Hanson moving to UK:

Australian former anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson is selling up and heading to Britain, according to an interview with an Australian magazine.

She told Women's Day that Australia was no longer a land of opportunity and she had "had enough" of living there.

Ms Hanson built a career on claims that Australia was being "swamped by Asians"


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