28 January 2013 - 9:07am | posted by | 4 comments

Government mulls negative ad campaign to deter would be Bulgarian & Romanian immigrants

Government mulls negative ad campaign to deter would be Bulgarian & Romanian immigrantsGovernment mulls negative ad campaign to deter would be Bulgarian &

In a surprising twist from the usual Visit Britain fare of the Queen, tea and crumpets pumped out on foreign TV screens by the government an altogether different tack is being looked at for the eastern European nations of Romania and Bulgaria.

According to the guardian a negative advertising campaign is being looked at to deter would be migrants with tales of grey skies, scant job opportunities and low-pay as the government seeks to head off a politically damaging influx of migrants next year when existing curbs expire.

The ironic campaign hasn’t been officially confirmed by the government, doubtless because it would invoke ridicule at a nation publicly denigrating itself.

A Downing Street source was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: “It is true that options are being looked at but we are not commenting on the specific things mentioned ... as obviously it is an ongoing process and we will bring forward any proposals in due course."

Other reported measures under consideration include restricting access to public services and deporting anyone who fails to find a job within three months.

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28 Jan 2013 - 09:27
John Smith

This is ridiculous just stop them from coming

Sign this petition to restrict Bulgarian and Romanians from entering the UK: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41492

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31 Jan 2013 - 11:18
laura13577's picture

This is part of being a member of a community, dear John. When choosing to be part of EU, UK agreed to all the consequences (good and bad). And if you checked the statistics, you would know that on a long run, economies of developed countries have grown a lot due to immigrants. @John Smith

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28 Jan 2013 - 10:48
amand12384's picture

Absolutely! It would certainly help our Borders Agency - they definitely don't need any extra work load. As a country, we need to get a grip.

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28 Jan 2013 - 13:44
bogda12908's picture

This might increase their curiosity though. You know, Romanians are as smart as the British because, as we are told in UK, "there are no racial differences between people". Moreover, even children don't do what they've been told…

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