A PRETTY cathedral city has become so over-run with eastern European migrants that fed-up residents have defaced its official welcome sign to rename it Poland. Visitors to Hereford are now greeted with the words “Welcome to Poland”. The unofficial name-change reflects resentment by some that an estimated 2,500 Polish workers now live and work in the area. Councillors also raised concerns yesterday that the huge influx is “tipping the balance”.
When we discuss this issue, I think it important to reminer that Polish people are hard working, industrious and prepared to buckle down and earn a living. But the crux issue is a Government policy that facilitates such large scale inflow of Polish (and other) nationalities. This is happening across the UK and one can understand the intense resentment it can bring. Hereford is just one instance of what is going on in almost every major city and large town in the UK as the multicultural experiment works its way through our society. I do NOT approve of hostility towards hard working immigrants but I sure as heck can understand the real anger that is being directed at the politicians.