It would seem that the British Prime Minister and his advisers might have booked ‘hotel suites’ to think of such a ‘hilarious’ plan.
But ‘hotel suites’ or ’10, Downing Street’ the plan they came up with became so hilarious that the ‘Romanian’ Ambassador in Britain chose to call it ‘Rubbish’ and seething with anger he retorts candidly, “Now, don’t worry.. we would’nt invade you..’
Are you Romanian or Bulgarian? Well, don’t come to the UK. It’s rainy, we love reality shows and we’re in the middle of a really quite serious recession. In fact – and this isn’t just us being whinging Poms – it’s generally a bit rubbish here.
That’s the message the UK government has reportedly discussed getting out there, in a bid to prevent an influx of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants coming to the UK when current rules relax next year.
Reports have suggested ministers are considering screening a negative ad campaign about the UK in Romania and Bulgaria, which they hope could “correct the impression that the streets here are paved with gold”.
However, Prime Minister David Cameron’s official spokesman declined to comment on the plan.
It’s rainy, we love reality shows and we’re in the middle of a really quite serious recession. It’s just a bit rubbish here.
“As you would expect, the government is considering what options there may be and the process of looking into these and considering them is under way.
“The issue here is around dealing with potential damage to the UK labour market and potential scope for curbing immigration to that end. We are in the process of considering what we may be able to do. Clearly there is a European legal framework within which we have to operate.”
He declined to give an estimate of how many Romanians and Bulgarians could come to the UK after the previous Labour administration significantly under-estimated numbers coming from countries like Poland in the last decade.
On Facebook, Steven Worthington had plenty of ideas.
“The weather, the food, the ignorant people, the rip off prices, the big brother state, the nanny state, the list is endless…” he wrote.
“Give them a month’s holiday in London,” suggested Steve Lumby.
And Kenneth Marsden wrote: “Air Eastenders in both countries for a month.”
“All you gotta do is show them the reality of our triple dip recession and the effects of it on real people. Sometimes the truth goes a long way,” wrote Jilly St John on Facebook.
“Britain’s paved with debt and payday loans,” added Matthew McDonnell.
“Why try and put people off? The more diverse a country, the better,” wrote Jack Barker.
“I have employed Polish and Latvians who do an excellent job, pay their taxes and live just as we do in British society. Work out who is here to work and welcome them,” added Binita Walia.