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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

All ethnic minorities have a duty to develop a "sense of belonging" in Britain, Home Secretary David Blunkett said.He believes that immigrants must help to ensure that their children and grandchildren grow up feeling British.

Mr Blunkett was speaking ahead of the publication of two reports into this summer's race riots in the north of England.


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It seems that there are a few immigrants that do not care about British culture, or have any respect for the countries that make up Great Britian.

When war started out in Afganistan a lot of immigrants where on the streets (of Britian) recruiting for the Taleban. There where problems with them in the North earlier this year and race riots persued. Many of them form ghetto's and seperate themselves from the Brits. They have changed laws like our tradition school uniform, and there are many other similar things. The most disturbing thing is that they have also had conferences about over throwing our government and making the Great Britian an Islam nation.

There are quite a few (I have friends who are some) that condem the behaviour stated above, and fit into society, learn about a culture, and share in the British way of life. However there are some that fight against us!!
I know from my personal experience of moving to America, I do my best to beld into the culture. I celebrate July 4th, drink american beer, hit on American girls (quite successfully I must add), etc.
Iain

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User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5239 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

i concur, if you can't assimilate don't emigrate!


The best IFE: A window seat and a good book.
User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Totally agree ol'chap!Jolly good show,what!

There are quite a few (I have friends who are some) that condem the behaviour stated above, and fit into society, learn about a culture, and share in the British way of life.

Thats me!! Big thumbs up

...over throwing our government and making the Great Britain an Islam nation....
I dont think that an islamic mullah would like to be king,then he would have to be head of the church of england! Wink/being sarcastic.I saw something on CNN about some muslims who want to make the US islamic.In your dreams ayatollah!


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Yep, nothing really new here, except for the fact that Blunkett feels he's more of a cuddly figure, and can get away with what might have been slightly more controversial had the same remarks been made by a Tory MP....

It's also (imo) a strategy to converge opinion on Britain's policy towards certain other countries & reduce 'belief & values' diversity before it becomes dangerously out of line with democratic principles (I'm talking religious fundamentalism here-no place for those kind of people in Britain or any other democracy).

There's a line to be drawn; yes, support Britain as a democratic & free n-state, learn the language, attempt to understand the way it works here, and then that's fine as far as I'm concerned.

I guess it's more complicated than this; a lot of religious groups claim they are discriminated against because of their beleiefs, when all it is is geographic inequality in quality of life within Britain (North/South divide etc.)

To be honest, I really dunno though.....this problem of cultures & beliefs clashing has been around for ages...

Regards



User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

If I were to move to the UK, of course I would have my teeth yellowed and crooked, enlarge my ears, and shorten the old John Thomas. (BTW Iain, do you play up your UK accent when do hit on American bimbos?)


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

Stretch 8, Is that as opposed to currently being obese, wearing bright check shirts, having no intelligence or culture whatsoever, living on a diet of hamburgers and thinking that if you sail out of sight of the US coast you'll fall off the end of the world?


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

Banco, easy does it bloke, I was just kidding! I love your country and its people (even the A.net dweebs).


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

Stretch 8, I know you were! Sorry, if you thought I was being serious! Big grin


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13256 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1099 times:

Joking he may have been, but Stretch 8 quite accurately described members of the Royal Family, but they aint British! Big grin

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1092 times:

That's true! Big grin

Reminds me of the moment in Blackadder Goes Forth when Baldrick says "I'm as English as Queen Victoria!", and Blackadder replies: "So, your father was German, your Grandfather was German, you married a German and you're half German!"



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineDhl123sg From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1092 times:

Just another fascist and racist attempt by British people to impose their way of life over other people,even though their no longer a world,yet alone european power! Pissed  Pissed

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1079 times:

What ARE you talking about?


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4811 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1075 times:

It is attitudes like this that persuaded my father to leave the UK permanently in 1968  Smile

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 weeks ago) and read 1075 times:

I would ignore Dhl......it's quite clear he has no clue what he's talking about.....  Insane

Regards


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13256 posts, RR: 77
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 weeks ago) and read 1068 times:

All David Blunkett is trying to do is make UK citizenship for immigrants more like the US.
So, DH1123sg, that makes the US the facist/racist bunch right?
Better a responsible politican makes the running in this debate than just letting the thugs of the BNP exploit problems, which has been allowed to happen in the past.


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 weeks ago) and read 1048 times:

Just another fascist and racist attempt by British people to impose their way of life over other people,even though their no longer a world,yet alone european power


HUH!?

Let me get this straight...it's racist for the British to hope that those settling in their country from somewhere else would assimilate into the culture of Britain?

Why is it that whenever a Western first world culture demands that its' culture be respected, it's racism....yet when the same act comes out of cultures in the third world, we're suppose to fall over ourselves 'respecting their traditions'? It's bald faced hypocrisy on the part of the later, nothing more.

Whatever. In the case of both the UK and the USA, it's really our own damned fault. We cherish diversity, but as part of that value we invite into our cultures people who don't....who are as openly racist and xenophobic as the worst insults hurled at us.

In any case, in


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

It is funny all the British people agree with what Blunkett said, however Americans who obviously has not experienced life over here think that Blunkett is out of line.

England is a soft spot for asylum seekers, there where 80,000 applications over the Summer months (June-Sept).

Our government and the people (for the most part) here do not mind people moving over here, the problem is the people who come do not try to fit in, and just clash with the citizens! In France they teach you about French Culture, and at schools you are not allowed to where vails, or any other religous, cultural thing that makes you difference then anyone else!
Iain
PS Stretch 8 - Ofcourse, and use extra Britishisms!


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4811 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

In France they teach you about French Culture

Now this has to be one for the record books...a Brit extolling the virtues of the French???  Smile


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Hey, count me in too! I *love* the French, their food & culture.

They have *THE* most beautiful and glorious city of all......I just can't get enough of it; my dream would be to live in the Musee D'Orsay  Big thumbs up

Soon as I've finished my degree, I'm seriously thinking of moving either to France or Italy.

Regards


User currently offlineNUAir From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

You want to move to france!! hahaha  Smile

That made my day sooooooooo much better.

I think everyone dreams of living in France until they come here and realize that there are French people!

Besides even if you start now you will be long dead by the time you get through all the beurocracy to get a paper that says you applied to get another paper that you can get after an interview that you cant go to until you have another paper that you get after going to the interview a.k.a The Carte de sejour

And dont think about getting a car/house/insurance/job if you dont know how you spent every dime you have ever earned since you were 12......

Trust me France is a great place to visit!!!!

 Smile



"How Many Assholes we got on this ship?" - Lord Helmet
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 990 times:

Though I do agree with Blunkett's comments, I despise the Conservative overtone the comments have been given. Urhghgh conservatives.

I think he's right though. If my parents expected supermarket people to be able to speak Vietnamese and take some foreign currency, I don't think the cashier would be too impressed. I think we should have a harmonised nation. Look how former colonies have done it!

Hear hear for the Labour Party

Labour - Building a Fairer Britain



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 984 times:

Just another fascist and racist attempt by British people to impose their way of life over other people,even though their no longer a world,yet alone european power

Just another fascist and racista attempt by an American Jackass who knows nothing about the world outside his living room to stir up trouble here!  Angry  Angry


User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 958 times:

Just another fascist and racist attempt by British people to impose their way of life over other people,even though their no longer a world,yet alone european power!

Typical yankee trailer park trash bulls**t! Nuts  Nuts  Nuts

By the way Banco you got the Blackadder IV slightly wrong.It goes something like this:
Capt Darling:Look I'm as British as Queen Victoria
Capt Blackadder:So your fathers German,youre half German and you married a German!
Capt Darling:Look for christs sake I am not a German spy!!


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Just another fascist and racist attempt by British people to impose their way of life over other people,even though their no longer a world,yet alone european power!

About the dumbest thing I've read all day. The UK has nukes, by the way and sit on the UN Security Council. I'd say it's pretty safe to say they are still a world power.

And them expecting their immigrants to assimilate into British culture is no different from what we expect of ours here in the USA.

mls515


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 941 times:

Just another fascist and racist attempt by British people to impose their way of life over other people,even though their no longer a world,yet alone european power!

LOL!!! What ARE you talking about? How dare us Brits demand that whilst we bend over backwards to ensure that other ethnicities are assimilated into our culture , that we should ask them to show a little respect for our own culture and try and integrate into our previously harmonious society. How dare we complain about naturalised British citizens using British taxpayer's money to fund terrorist groups. How dare we complain when certain Moslems in the UK would rather support fellow Muslim 'brothers and sisters' around the world (regardless of whether they are brainwashed murderous retards or not) rather than support the country that has probably saved them and their family from these aforementioned murderous retards that they are now tryiung to support!

I think we should all go out and knock down every church and replace it with a mosque right now!

I don't think it's too much to ask that people coming to live in the UK should:

A) Learn English
B) Get a job and WORK rather than live off benefits that they have not contributed to
C) Not be terrorists



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
25 Post contains images Dhl123sg : Please,the empire has gone and you guys keep on living in the past.Blair is just some butler to Bush and the Queen and the Changing of the guard is ju
26 Iainhol : >>Blair is just some butler to Bush
27 CPDC10-30 : I think it is the other way around, so far (keywords) Bush has listened and done everything Blair has said! Name a few points please.
28 Banco : Yes, DHL123sg, the empire has gone. Thank you for paying such close attention to global events. No less authority than the former US Ambassador to the
29 GDB : Actually, you have a point that's relevant to today's events. UK defence chiefs are concerned that just leaving Afghanistan after the Al-Queda network
30 Heavymetal : Are you so naiive as to not see that at some indeterminate point in the future the US also will not be pre-eminent in the world? Are we? Were we? I th
31 Post contains images Dhl123sg : Better to win discreetely than lose but make lots of movies about it 30 years later though. We kicked the vietcong all the way to mars in Vietnam.It w
32 Post contains images Capt.Picard : BTW, to sensible users of the forum: please don't rise up to DHL's bait! Regards
33 Banco : Heavymetal, that comment was not addressed to a sensible person such as yourself, but to one who is not. Cheers, Banco.
34 Post contains images Superfly : Can you British take the band 'Green Day' off our hands? They sing with fake British accents yet they are from Berkeley, California. (over 10,000 mile
35 Eal401 : No thanks, we don't want them! Well, I don't anyway! And Capt.Picard, can I not rise just a little bit to DHL 123 sg? I only want to call him braindea
36 Post contains images Banco : No, EAL401, you can't.
37 Post contains images G-KIRAN : I only want to call him braindead trailer trash scum once. Dont give the people in the trailer park a bad name! As for dhl123sg:
38 Post contains images Eal401 : OK I won't then!
39 Delboy : Thank God we have a politician who is prepared to say what a lot of people think. Lets get the record straight, I'm British and proud of it. I'm not
40 GDB : Ypu've not changed your username to Cartman yet? Come on, hurry up.
41 Eg777er : It's my mission in life to take my Driving theory test in all available languages. I think there are 20+. That is how useless it has become.
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