28 languages

Started by Flying Bomb, April 08, 2022, 12:26:24 PM

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Flying Bomb

Just received a NHS letter about getting the Spring booster.
How to get it is in 28 languages ! 
What sort of a population has UK become. :-(


English is still at the top of the list, so we must be thankful for small mercies I suppose.


-Oy-

Quote from: Flying Bomb on April 08, 2022, 12:26:24 PM
What sort of a population has UK become.


Multicultural and inclusive  :yahoo:
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

klondike

I wonder what the extra costs are....

It's good to moan.

zoony

Quote from: -Oy- on April 08, 2022, 12:40:56 PM

Multicultural and inclusive  :yahoo:


It might not be the popular way of thinking but I'm happy to live in a society that's multicultural and inclusive rather than exclusive by any measure including a certain amount of immigration both legal and 'illegal'.  (Michael takes cover..)

Scrumpy

Quote from: zoony on April 08, 2022, 02:56:12 PM

It might not be the popular way of thinking but I'm happy to live in a society that's multicultural and inclusive rather than exclusive by any measure including a certain amount of immigration both legal and 'illegal'.  (Michael takes cover..)


' A certain amount of immigration both legal and 'illegal '.
Certain amount is fine ,not a mass invasion... :grin:
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

klondike

To my mind "multicultural" = "ghettos". Why are areas of our cities occupied almost exclusively by single ethnic  groups? Integration appears to have never been given a try.

It's good to moan.

Flying Bomb

I await my black Easter egg and bunny.

Scrumpy

Few foreigners integrate when settling in another country.. Look at the Brits in Spain.. !
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Flying Bomb

Quote from: Scrumpy on April 08, 2022, 03:33:02 PM
Few foreigners integrate when settling in another country.. Look at the Brits in Spain.. !
........or the Muslims in Leicester.

Jacqueline

I think we are the only idiots who issue leaflets in different languages, other countries expect you to have a translator if you need one at your own expense, that's how it should be,  what a waste of our money.

zoony

Quote from: Scrumpy on April 08, 2022, 03:33:02 PM
Few foreigners integrate when settling in another country.. Look at the Brits in Spain.. !


Big difference? Folk don't come here for the weather..

Alex

No, they come here for the bloody benefits !

Jacqueline

Quote from: Alex on April 08, 2022, 04:18:45 PM
No, they come here for the bloody benefits !


I can't see any other reason Alex, if it's not for the direct Social Security benefits its for free schooling. NHS etc. and the fact they can live their old lives in the UK among their own, and if anyone moans they shout racist and run for the equality laws. They even have their own TV channel the BBC and all the adverts are aimed at them with the black actors.

GrannyMac

Quote from: klondike on April 08, 2022, 03:30:16 PM
To my mind "multicultural" = "ghettos". Why are areas of our cities occupied almost exclusively by single ethnic  groups? Integration appears to have never been given a try.

Perhaps some stick together because of the 'welcome' they got when they came?  I'm like zoony, I'm afraid, I'm happy with a bit of a mix.  Perhaps because working in a city, I had colleagues from a variety of backgrounds.  I didn't like them all, but their ethnicity wasn't the deciding factor.   Just lumping everyone who is or is descended from immigrants as 'they' or 'them' is like suggesting everyone from the UK is the same, when patently we're not.

There are huge differences in immigrants, those who come via the points system on work permits pay their way, as do university students.  They are here for a limited time, they are not eligible to claim benefits, and they pay a health surcharge with their visas.  They have to prove they can support themselves before they are allowed in.  If you don't believe me, there's plenty of info on the Home Office website. 

Those immigrants are vastly different to the chancers who are crossing the channel;  to the people who prefer to live in ghettoised areas and don't attempt to integrate, but marry those from their home villages; and some of the EU immigrants, who have brought their unacceptable behaviour with them.  At least that last route has now been closed!

The Home Office need to get their act together, IMO, and get rid of those who are here illegally, as quickly as possible. There are reckoned to be around a million. Anyone for biometric ID cards?
Its not how old you are, but how you are old. 💖

zoony

Yep. Sooner the better.