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Old Today, 05:58 PM
Location: London U.K.
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Originally Posted by SharpshooterTom View Post
Its nothing to do with the EU, its the common travel agreement that's specific between the UK and Ireland only.

Many "Irish" travelers are actually born and raised in the UK, some have been there for generations and are no longer eligible for Irish passports or citizenship.

Youíre certainly right on the Common Travel Agreement, meaning Irish citizens have right of access to U.K. Tom, and if they have a U.K. address, and have been living in U.K. for a period of time, they can vote here too.
Even if and when U.K. quits the E.U., theyíll still be able to flock here unhindered.

Iíll agree with you about the thousands of them being here for generations too, still speaking in Irish accents.
But I wish to Christ that they werenít, I thoroughly despise them, they give good Irish families a bad name, and we have hundreds of nice Irish people here, but the tinker/travellers are a plague on the landscape.
Iím no angel, but in common with a whole slew of my countrymen, Iím amazed at what this filth are allowed to get away with, you would think that law enforcement doesnít exist in U.K., at least where theyíre concerned.
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Old Today, 06:29 PM
Location: southern kansas
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Originally Posted by Jean-Francois View Post
Apologies Dave, it may have morphed into a discussion of other nationalities poor behaviour, because I got a little ticked when someone else said they thought that the original incident was to do with the outrageous behaviour of some alleged British tourists in New Zealand.
This alleged British family were actually ethnic Irish tinker/travellers, who are despised by everyone in U.K., and although maybe travelling on British passports, were nothing like regular British citizens, and should never be thought of as British.
They do what they like, when they like, where they like, our police seem scared to say boo to them, and our judicial system appears to worry that it will be labelled as racist if they legislate against them.

They are not exclusive to the UK either. We've had Irish traveler clans, and various Gypsy families here in the US for decades (& they are most likely US citizens as well). During my time in the RV manufacturing industry, I had several occasions to do business with a few Gypsy clans back in the 70's & 80's. You had to be on your toes and watch them so you didn't get taken to the cleaners. They make their money by fraud & deceit, and victimizing the elderly. They always dealt strictly in cash, and no doubt paid no taxes. Not exactly stellar citizens here either.
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Old Today, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post
Her family emigrated to the United Kingdom from Pakistan about 30 years ago.


My guess was Indian...but Pakistani is close enough.
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