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Immigration
« on: January 22, 2007 »
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  • Interesting article on the Aljazeera website today. Looks like Spain is at last getting to grips with its immigration problem.

    ldblquote Nearly 450 African immigrants who entered Spain illegally have been flown to Saint Louis in northern Senegal.

    Most of those on board the six flights from the Canary Islands on Sunday were from Senegal, but others were thought to have come from Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali and Mauritania.

    Those who say they are of other nationalities [beside Senegalese] will be taken to Dakar where they can contact the embassies of their countries of origin.    ab

    Upon arriving in Saint Louis, each person was given the equivalent of 15 euros so that they could get back to their homes and families.

    Nearly 4,500 Senegalese have been repatriated from Spain in little more than a month.

    In December, Senegal agreed to a six-month extension of air and sea patrols by Spanish and other European Union forces along its coast as part of a strategy to halt the exodus.dblquote  


    el observador

    Re: Immigration
    « Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007 »
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  • Lot of fuss and kerfuffle in UK media - TV and papers - about the same thing which is now perceived as a greater problem as the majority of recent arrivals into the Canary Islands are coming from English speaking countries. They may not be planning to stay too long in the idyllic surroundings of the Islands. Why on earth would all 31,000 of last year's arrivals want to head towards the UK ???? Mmm....

    Offline Edward Bear

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    Re: Immigration
    « Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007 »
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  • Weak government and Social Security come to mind for starters.

    LaCochinillo

    Re: Immigration
    « Reply #3 on: January 23, 2007 »
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  • Noticed what appears to be Spanish coast guard (large red boat) patroling coast from San Juan to LG, and also a Guardia patrol boat as well last weekend. Also in press Spanish goverment stated that repatriation was their solution to issue.

    Shame the British politicians don't do something similar on our shores, or send them back to their first port of call into the EU (that would mainly be France or Italy then wouldn't it?)

    sebastian

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    « Reply #4 on: January 23, 2007 »
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  • Hope the Spanish do not decide to send back the "GROCKLES"??????

    garlicbread

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    « Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007 »
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  • Hope the Spanish do not decide to send back the "GROCKLES"??????


    but there again, that might not be a bad idea!!!

    el observador

    Re: Immigration
    « Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007 »
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  • There would be considerably less money entering the Tenerife economy if all the grockles stayed away or were excluded ???

    It is a sad fact of reality that the poor destitute boatloads of arrivals from the African coast are not in a position to contribute to that economy.

    You'd all miss us if we didn't come. Be honest !!!

    The future is bright - the future is Grockles !

    Offline linda

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    Re: Immigration
    « Reply #7 on: January 23, 2007 »
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  • Sebadtion just one thing what is your true interpretation of a grockle just so i know whether i am one or not!! ;D

    LaCochinillo

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    « Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007 »
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  • Linda


    Grockle
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Grockle is an English West Country dialect word used to describe a visitor or tourist. The term is disparaging.

    Is a derogatory term by which local residents of those towns refer to the perceived hordes of tourists, particularly during the summer months. In the south-west, particularly Cornwall and the Isle of Wight, the word "emmet" (Cornish for "ant") is usually heard instead. Also used in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

    Trouble is, most people using the word Grockle were themselves one at some time in the past, rather than a local pointy-head!

    Almost as bad as a reformed smoker in my mind!


    RoyL

    Re: Immigration
    « Reply #9 on: January 24, 2007 »
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  • Err...Grockle also used in Blackpool and they usually look like the picture on the left!

    sebastian

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    « Reply #10 on: January 24, 2007 »
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  • Well Known word for Holidaymakers throughout the UK BB.Thanks to Porky the Pig for showing the true meaning but would never have thought it was disparaging.

    el observador

    Re: Immigration
    « Reply #11 on: January 24, 2007 »
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  • I is a Grockle and I don't care !

    sebastian

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    « Reply #12 on: January 26, 2007 »
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  • WE know you is a GROCKLE

    el observador

    Re: Immigration
    « Reply #13 on: January 26, 2007 »
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  • Does my face look bovvered ?
    I can't read and I can't write but I can drive a tractor !!

    Right, immigration - too much of it if you ask me.