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Good question. I've known and worked amongst members of the Roma people for years. They're really not very different from you and I. What they suffer from most is other people's prejudice and hostility - along with poverty.

 

Is there a reason why, when they move to a city they dont rent in a diverse area, rather than feeling the need to me among their countrymen and women.

 

surely they would integrate a lot quicker if they mixed with a larger variety of cultures

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Is there a reason why, when they move to a city they dont rent in a diverse area, rather than feeling the need to me among their countrymen and women.

 

surely they would integrate a lot quicker if they mixed with a larger variety of cultures

 

Two reasons why they all remain in one area is that (a) it's cheap and (b) if they no speaka Inglese, they're close to somebody who can, or they can get away with not having to learn to speak Inglese.

 

Didn't David Camerloon stop funding ESOL classes, after Austerity started ? That would've helped them integrate

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surely they would integrate a lot quicker if they mixed with a larger variety of cultures

 

You do know that the main reason why immigrants tend to live in 'ghettos' is because historically resistance to them settling in 'white' areas pushed them into the poorer areas where they felt safer. Once those areas became identified with certain ethnicities then others arriving would tend to choose those areas to live.

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Is there a reason why, when they move to a city they dont rent in a diverse area, rather than feeling the need to me among their countrymen and women.

 

surely they would integrate a lot quicker if they mixed with a larger variety of cultures

 

Yes, because they can only afford the cheapest housing available to them.

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Posts have been removed that could be seen to breach our Ts and Cs.

 

Please stop with the personal comments, discuss the topic, not each other.

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Yes, because they can only afford the cheapest housing available to them.

 

Generally you will find that the majority of people who live in even ordinary, never mind nice houses tend to conform to the norms of society, live within the law and basic remits of society, and dare I say it work hard for what they have got.

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Generally you will find that the majority of people who live in even ordinary, never mind nice houses tend to conform to the norms of society, live within the law and basic remits of society, and dare I say it work hard for what they have got.

 

That is true, but not sure what point you are making? :confused:

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A couple of points I need to raise :)

 

 

 

Page Hall was not a crime-free utopia after the Pakistani community moved in back in the nineties. It was a slum then, but it's worse now.

 

The irony is - and this was mentioned in the article - most of the Roma gypsies are living in rented accommodation supplied by . . . the same Pakistani community!

 

So maybe that's a good place to start fixing the problem?

 

Indeed, t'council have implemented a responsible landlord scheme in the area . . . but the landlords don't like it.

 

My solution is simpler. Force the absent landlords to live amongst their tenants for a year and see how the landlords like it then.

 

 

 

 

No.

 

Nobody forced the Pakistani community to rent their homes out to the Roma gypsy community, did they?

 

If the Pakistani community are so short-sighted they're putting short-term profit over long-term community relations, then the current situation in Page Hall is partly their fault.

 

you have hit nail on head

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Yes, because they can only afford the cheapest housing available to them.

 

The majority of them get housing benefit :roll:

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Where i work we have a few different people from various countries subcontracted as car valeters. They are grafters, they spend 8 hours a day grafting detailing cars. Good and bad in all different cultures. The ones who work with us are excellent guys and do interact with us. We all sit together to eat dinner. There is no separate groups of people. We all one big family at work.

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The majority of them get housing benefit :roll:

 

Some can claim after they can prove they have been in work. It clearly states on the government website that jobseekers from the EU are not eligible. That means when they first come to the UK, their housing choices are extremely limited.

https://www.gov.uk/housing-benefit/eligibility

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The majority of them get housing benefit :roll:

 

Wrong, but that's what happens when you try and talk about stuff you clearly know nothing about.

 

---------- Post added 13-11-2018 at 08:10 ----------

 

Where i work we have a few different people from various countries subcontracted as car valeters. They are grafters, they spend 8 hours a day grafting detailing cars. Good and bad in all different cultures. The ones who work with us are excellent guys and do interact with us. We all sit together to eat dinner. There is no separate groups of people. We all one big family at work.

 

Very pleased to hear it swede1973. It's a shame so many people just choose to believe the lies in filthy rags like the Sun rather without ever getting to know the people they're misinformed about.

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