Why is it?

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Why is it you can move to any EU country to live,work and receive healthcare and receive your index linked state pension even if you are a criminal or sponger but a country where the Queen is on the banknotes make you jump through so many hoops even when you can prove your are a law abiding hard working self sufficient individual?
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Originally Posted by fuzzbottle View Post
Why is it you can move to any EU country to live,work and receive healthcare and receive your index linked state pension even if you are a criminal or sponger but a country where the Queen is on the banknotes make you jump through so many hoops even when you can prove your are a law abiding hard working self sufficient individual?
I blame the Thatcher Government.
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Lets be honest though if English was the native tongue of Europe hands up how many would choose Europe over Canada?
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Lets be honest though if English was the native tongue of Europe hands up how many would choose Europe over Canada?
Because the Britih are predominantly lazy and want it all on a plate.

Learn a foreign language???? What are you mad??

Jump through hoops to get to an English speaking country - well i'm just astounded at the gall of it????

Come on lets be honest - with a bit of effort there's a lot of countries in Europe that offer what Canada does, good skiing, warm weather, high cost of living, immigrants ........................
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Originally Posted by mandymoochops View Post
Because the Britih are predominantly lazy and want it all on a plate.

Learn a foreign language???? What are you mad??

Jump through hoops to get to an English speaking country - well i'm just astounded at the gall of it????

Come on lets be honest - with a bit of effort there's a lot of countries in Europe that offer what Canada does, good skiing, warm weather, high cost of living, immigrants ........................
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Originally Posted by fuzzbottle View Post
Why is it you can move to any EU country to live,work and receive healthcare and receive your index linked state pension even if you are a criminal or sponger but a country where the Queen is on the banknotes make you jump through so many hoops even when you can prove your are a law abiding hard working self sufficient individual?
The award for 'daily mail rant of the day' goes to the OP !! So conversely would you be happy for 'Canadian spongers and criminals' to be able to move to the UK without jumping through any hoops ?? Thought not.

Honestly, the banknotes are about the only thing that I see, that links Canada to the Commonwealth.
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You're right fuzz. Why is a colony of her majesty's empire creating the pretense it's a separate nation? Someone needs to reign these colonials in and remind them what's what. Let's face it Canada only exists for British people to move to as they wish and thus bring civilisation to a far flung barbarian wilderness!

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Damn Colonials.
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Damn Colonials.
As one who's gone native I resemble that remark.
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Is there a reason people cant come here to vent without a bunch of smartarse knowitalls jumping all over them?

No harm in venting some frustration from time to time you know
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Is there a reason people cant come here to vent without a bunch of smartarse knowitalls jumping all over them?

No harm in venting some frustration from time to time you know
Ooooo listen to mister high and mighty.
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Originally Posted by fuzzbottle View Post
Why is it you can move to any EU country to live,work and receive healthcare and receive your index linked state pension even if you are a criminal or sponger but a country where the Queen is on the banknotes make you jump through so many hoops even when you can prove your are a law abiding hard working self sufficient individual?

Welcome to BE Fuzz.

It is a bit perverse, I agree. In fact, the whole notion of immigration is perverse. It should be either fully open or fully closed.
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You'd think there would be a bit of an in house agreement going between UK, Canada, Oz, NZ with regards to inter country immigration though.

How abut a discount on points if you come from a country that has a common head of state.

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Originally Posted by iaink View Post
Is there a reason people cant come here to vent without a bunch of smartarse knowitalls jumping all over them?

No harm in venting some frustration from time to time you know
No harm in being able to respond with a different opinion either
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Originally Posted by fuzzbottle View Post
Why is it you can move to any EU country to live,work and receive healthcare and receive your index linked state pension even if you are a criminal or sponger but a country where the Queen is on the banknotes make you jump through so many hoops even when you can prove your are a law abiding hard working self sufficient individual?
The Queen maybe technically the head of state but in reality in Australia and Canada she's not. Canada, New Zealand and Australia are sort of i nthe logn process of arguing over the changeover squabbles for the next decade or soon before the throw the queen out.

The UK has no authority over such countries.
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