I am Polish - born and bred in Poland. Came to London over 2 years ago for my studies at the university. I speak English as you can read. Currently working as a web administrator for the online-based company and finishing my dissertation at the uni. I've gone through my studies with merits and distinctions - so far, so good. Then, after reading this article (let's call it 'an article' - it was published anyway), I've started wondering if I should feel sorry for myself being Polish-Easter European or I should feel sorry for Mr. Utley in his pyjamas. I do understand England is English people's country but I am not so sure if UK would be doing well without taxes of people from abroad working here and with its extended benefit system. I am not going to call anybody lazy or useless. There is no point blaming each other. I do appreciate being given a change to study and work in this country but I cannot really accept such untrue and grotesque depiction of Polish people in UK.
- Gosia, London , 2/9/2011 20:32 36
Fantastic. No doubt Utley will smugly marvel at any linguistic/spelling errors in this post, but she still makes a shitload more sense than he does.
Watch your valuables Tom; Poles steal anything that isn't nailed down.
- Barry, Leeds, UK, 2/9/2011 17:54131
I cant afford a cleaner polish or not and if I could I would not use cheap foriegn labour period .I am sick to death now of hearing languages other than my own being spoken everywhere and before you all jump to conclusions yes I am Australian.
- colin, huddersfield, 2/9/2011 17:52 11
Either a very subtle parody, or a complete dick.
I bet you pay her cash in hand, and if she is employed by others as a cleaner I bet they pay her cash in hand. Nice little earner Eh' All these myths about what they bring to the economy is rubbish if you are in the know, you do actually know that most Eastern Europeans work cash in hand, brining nothing to the UK, but pressure on our NHS etc. They pay no tax or NHI we have enough of our own leeches without importing them as well. I hope the INLAND REVENUE read this.
- Ros , London UK, 2/9/2011 13:12 41
I like how Mailites work themselves up into a mouth-foaming rage based on "I bet".