Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:35 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:34 pm 
Special Retro Guru
Special Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:34 am
Posts: 5663
Location: Don't mess with monkeys, man
Without wanting to sound all Daily Mail about it, but I've had cause to go to A&E recently and was treated by a doctor that sounded African / Nigerian. I have no concerns about his competence or him actually being in that post, but the issue I find is that often there's something of a communication barrier or obstacle.

Sure, it's hardly been unusual for there to be doctors or GPs that were from other countries, but many, previously seemed to have at least lived in the UK or trained here for some time, and as a result their language skills are pretty decent. But trying to explain where the pain is, when you're not completely sure yourself, so soon after the incident has a further obstacle if you're having to do so with somebody who's english is rather new and rudimentary.

And before I'm accused of it, I'm not ranting against foreign doctors, merely pointing out that those that have only arrived in the UK relatively recently, may not be that great with the language compared with those that have lived and trained here for some years.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:56 pm 
eBay Outing Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:53 pm
Posts: 8000
It's a change in the times

recently returning from the states most of the uk immigration officers were asian and sikhs with a few africans also and only two what I would call in appearance white europeans

Sign on with jobseekers and see what retraining is avaliable and I deal with a south african coloured lady and then visit my local council housing dept to see if it's worth putting my name on the very limited stock council house waiting list to be seen and chat to be a very nice kenyan coloured man

Our country is changing, as I'm sure most of spains coastline did when the English, German and french invaded the costa's :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:29 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:23 pm
Posts: 938
neil has pointed out my only issue with people coming here to work/settle. please speak english and integrate!!! i would not expect to move to france and have everything served to me on a plate, why should it happen here?


im from slough and my family have lived there for around 60/70 years having emigrated from ireland and wales. when they first moved there, slough was know and 'little wales', then 'little africa-india-pakistan' and recently ive seen the change from 'brown' immigrants to eastern europeans.

of the eastern europeans, when they first started arriving, i would just see them as groups of young men 'hot bedding' in rented flats working menial jobs. of late though i've seen a distinct change and am now seeing families, owning homes and with 'english' sounding kids.

just an observation here, i have no opinion on colour creed or nationality other than to live here is to participate and to be honest the only folks i seel not doing that are the indigenous ones.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:19 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:48 pm
Posts: 1666
Location: Glasgow
Koupe wrote:
I find the majority of white British residents rather repulsive

I find the majority of Asian British residents rather repulsive.

Acceptable?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:12 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:12 am
Posts: 680
Location: Anglesey
technodup wrote:
Koupe wrote:
I find the majority of white British residents rather repulsive

I find the majority of Asian British residents rather repulsive.

Acceptable?


No, not really, but I was a little drunk :oops: My (badly made) point was that I find the majority of British natives rather unpleasant, regardless of their skin colour. In general (and it is probably a gross generalisation) immigrants, even 2nd or 3rd generation, are far less arrogant and obnoxious, and far more cultured, than the people who consider themselves to be 'indigenous'.

Amusingly, not one single British citizen can claim to have real 'native' blood. Even the caucasian population is a mongrel race made up of German, Scandinavian, Latin, French and god knows what other genes (a bit like the English language). If there ever were indigenous Britons, they were driven out long before our 'national identity' started taking shape.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:17 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 03, 2012 7:13 pm
Posts: 2574
Location: The Cock Inn, Tillett, Herts
Immigrants don't get big fat state handouts and housing. Not to mention their gigantic legal bills paid when they try to stiff the state

Did we dream Abu Qatada then?

Do they all come here for the weather?

Why does every asylum seeker ignore international law and not seek asylum at he nearest democratic state? Not for the Saturday night TV, that's for sure.

Why are there great shanty towns immigrants in France, itself a democratic republic, many of whom try to unlawfully enter the UK? Trust me, in ain't because they don't like eating cheese for lunch with the Frenchies.


Last edited by Chopper1192 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:22 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 7:11 pm
Posts: 8479
Location: Fircombe.
Koupe wrote:
technodup wrote:
Koupe wrote:
I find the majority of white British residents rather repulsive

I find the majority of Asian British residents rather repulsive.

Acceptable?


No, not really, but I was a little drunk :oops: My (badly made) point was that I find the majority of British natives rather unpleasant, regardless of their skin colour. In general (and it is probably a gross generalisation) immigrants, even 2nd or 3rd generation, are far less arrogant and obnoxious, and far more cultured, than the people who consider themselves to be 'indigenous'.

Amusingly, not one single British citizen can claim to have real 'native' blood. Even the caucasian population is a mongrel race made up of German, Scandinavian, Latin, French and god knows what other genes (a bit like the English language). If there ever were indigenous Britons, they were driven out long before our 'national identity' started taking shape.


keep digging, fella...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:30 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:12 am
Posts: 680
Location: Anglesey
Meh, think I'm gonna need a bigger shovel.

Also, I couldn't give a toss :lol: I've settled halfway between antisocial and xenophobic, and can't really be bothered moving any more.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:36 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:28 pm
Posts: 3361
Location: The Admiral Benbow
sylus wrote:
It's a change in the times

recently returning from the states most of the uk immigration officers were asian and sikhs with a few africans also and only two what I would call in appearance white europeans

Sign on with jobseekers and see what retraining is avaliable and I deal with a south african coloured lady and then visit my local council housing dept to see if it's worth putting my name on the very limited stock council house waiting list to be seen and chat to be a very nice kenyan coloured man

Our country is changing, as I'm sure most of spains coastline did when the English, German and french invaded the costa's :lol:


when my brother in law came to visit he phoned me from heathrow to ask if he was in the right country. :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:57 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 4007
Location: uk
'' were a country of double standards''....................i agree with that.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: xerxes and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group