Interesting to note that one-third of Big Issue sellers are now Romanian: A job once reserved for Britain’s homeless has been swamped by Eastern European immigrants. And many of them have homes AND claim benefits. Visit any UK city and you can see this for yourself.
“There are a range of nationalities selling The Big Issue – including Eastern Europeans from Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania – but Mr Bird said the Romanians presented a particular challenge. He said: ‘In the past Jews and Indians were given the opportunity to come here and work their way out of poverty – and they did. ‘But we can’t even get Romanian groups in the UK to work with the Roma people. We ring them up and say, “Look, we’re working with a lot of Romanians now. Can you help?” ‘They tell us, “These people aren’t Romanians. They’re gipsies.” That’s the real problem – no one wants to know them.’
The great multicultural experiment continues to degrade.