We all love to have a little moan. Often I tut as I look out of my bedroom window in the morning if I see a rain drop. I can get frustrated if the queue in my coffee shop is too long but over all I find myself recognising my silly ways as just that silly. I then have more deeply held frustrations that get me hot under the collar or would cause me to ramble on at a dinner party after a few drinks to every ones cost. This includes but not exclusively limited to the bankers. One evening a friend actually asked my why I had such a dislike. Remembering many of my friends are bankers and frankly I could not think of a single original thought that was not spoon fed to me by some TV show or News paper. I was simply repeating what I thought sounded reasonable without doing my own research.
At the same time the press has been sending out messages of concern regarding Romania and the flood of immigration from this country. With over 20 years experience in Immigration this was a subject I could research and was well placed to filter the messages I received on the subject. I came to the conclusion that yes Romanian's do have a bad name but are they going to cause mayhem or the down fall of society. The answer is simply no they will not. Over time they will learn English, find work, pay taxes and before long be as British as a mild curry. Nothing suggests their values and aspirations would clash with our own. The idea of the Romanian gypsy is not reflective of the country overall.
We fear Immigration yet we are all part of the process of immigration. We all love going overseas on our holidays and experiencing new things. People in the UK are concerned right now and parties like UKIP are gaining ground. This is not a bad thing but nor is it helpful. The EU law is now in place and we must all accept the rule of law. Like the Polish before IXP Visas are certain they will be overall a force for good.
It is important to note we shall not profit from the movement of EU workers as they do not require a visa to travel within the EU and they are free to come and go. Just like all EU citizens we all benefit. Maybe one day we will need a passport to go to a different county or Scotland but until that day it is important not to call Romanians Immigrants as they are not they are fellow EU Citizens.