Thursday, September 16, 2010

 

Sarkozy Fury Over Roma Doesn't Convince

At the EU summit for leaders today Sarkozy erupted into a furious attack on Vivienne Reding, the Luxembourg EU Commissioner for Justice over her fierce condemnation of France's ejection of their 15000 Roma from various camps in France. She called it a 'disgrace'. He complained it was outrageous to make comparisons with world war 2 and treatment of the Jews.

I think the Commissioner was wholly justified in her attack, and brave too. Taking on a founder member of the EU from such a minor position took courage. He did not like it because it was true. We have all seen the evictions, the wide-eyed dismay of the children as they are uprooted and also read the analyses which insist Sarko is only doing it because it chimes in with populist racist sentiment about the Roma in order to raise his flagging poll ratings.

The Roma are the largest minority in Europe and reviled thoughout as a rce of theives and neer do wells. And yet we see Roma interviewed who are articulate and educated. France should address the problem of these peripatetic East Europeans properly and not engage in a this shameful thinly disguised racist pogrom.

Comments:
I'm part Roma, proud of it through my mother side. But what a difference we are talking about here, my mothers family bought houses then went on the road with caravans that cost the same price as a house.

But look five years ago we were invaded by polish immigrants we were not readily for them, no housing, we had real shanty towns growing up on land, the council could not allow this so worked on giving these people homes, which people who had been on the waiting list became angry about, we have a five years waiting list.

Now two years ago we were hit with real Roma's people who had vans and cars which were illegal they build a shanty town and our council had to be careful, another council house give away would have been to much, so they moved them on, some fought to stay on private land, others moved a mile down the road. Sadly unless councils are ready for these people then we to will get use to the shanty towns of South Africa. Our council opened up the Gypsy caravan sites for them, but they did not have caravans they lived in the back of a van demanding they be left alone.

You cannot leave them along 100 people without toilets with out drainage, what a bloody mess.

So what do we do, the view of some people of the Roma dealing horses going along the road with horse and cart, has long gone.

Are the French right, do not know, but I saw the bloody mess on TV.
 
I'm part Roma, proud of it through my mother side. But what a difference we are talking about here, my mothers family bought houses then went on the road with caravans that cost the same price as a house.

But look five years ago we were invaded by polish immigrants we were not readily for them, no housing, we had real shanty towns growing up on land, the council could not allow this so worked on giving these people homes, which people who had been on the waiting list became angry about, we have a five years waiting list.

Now two years ago we were hit with real Roma's people who had vans and cars which were illegal they build a shanty town and our council had to be careful, another council house give away would have been to much, so they moved them on, some fought to stay on private land, others moved a mile down the road. Sadly unless councils are ready for these people then we to will get use to the shanty towns of South Africa. Our council opened up the Gypsy caravan sites for them, but they did not have caravans they lived in the back of a van demanding they be left alone.

You cannot leave them along 100 people without toilets with out drainage, what a bloody mess.

So what do we do, the view of some people of the Roma dealing horses going along the road with horse and cart, has long gone.

Are the French right, do not know, but I saw the bloody mess on TV.
 
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