Farage’s vs Ralitsa

Last month a young Bulgarian woman took offence at comments made by Nigel Farage regarding Bulgaria that he made on 17th January during the airing of Question Time and subsequently wrote him an open letter.

At least Farage has responded, not that he could hardly refuse in view of the publicity, unlike some Members of Parliament in Westminster. I make no comment on the content of Farages response to his young Bulgarian fan, merely bringing to light an interesting exchange of views.

7 Responses

  1. microdave says:

    Nigel is right – this lady clearly isn’t your average Bulgarian citizen. As soon as I saw £50,000 living expenses mentioned it was obvious that she is from a very wealthy family. I thought his example of Turkish migration was very apt, and hard to argue with. Sorry Ralitsa, we must close our borders – I, for one, am sick of paying for all and sundry to come here and milk our crazy benefits system…

  2. Niall Warry says:

    Nigel makes a very good point that Ralitsa is a wealthy Bulgarian and the ones who will try to hotfoot it here will be your poor Bulgarian in search of employment and withn 3 months our benifits.

  3. Mark B says:

    I have got a nagging feeling that all this immigration into the UK is designed to break the system. People will want to stop these immigrants from access to the benefits system, but under the ‘Four freedoms’ of the single market, they have as much right to them as we do.

    Therefore, the only way to stop them is to stop the lavish benefits and reduce them to a level far less of those say, in Germany or France. But the catch is, what goes for them must also go for us.

    So we must reduce our entitlements voluntarily, something the politicians have never been able to do. All this whilst we still paying vast amounts of tax and N.I. thereby help pay off the National Debt.

    Just a theory.

  4. cosmic says:

    There is an enormous difference between an individual coming here for a legitimate purpose and a massive influx of probably at least 500,000 judging by past experience.

  5. Robin says:

    Although there is the economic and social case for explaining to would be immigrants and do gooders for restricting who comes here , there is alo a basic cae often missed ; it`s our country .
    Britain doesn`t have a Department of Interior or Internal Affairs – yet .
    It has the Home Office .A nice comfortable sounding name for the department of government which oversees things within our shores .
    That`s because we tend to see life beyond our front doors almost as an extension of our home , with everyone a bit like our kith and kin .
    When in our home , no one can come to the door demanding living rights there on the grounds that he/she will pay their way , improve things within or because they are persecuted somewhere else .
    We have the right , without having to use logic or compassion , who comes in , for how long and what behaviour they are allowed . We dont have to give reasons ,explanations or excuses why we dont allow strangers in . Its our home and we decide .
    Thus it should be with our Home Office .

  6. david says:

    As usual I thank all commenters so far for their responses to this article. IN view of criticisms made against me in respect of Farage and Ukip, I do not wish to enter the discussion about the views expressed on both sides in the exchange of letters, other than to say that I agree with those comments that make the point we are a small island and that those entering do so on the understanding that they are our “guests” and need to earn any state “entitlements”.

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