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I'm not voting because as a working man in this country with a family which include two step daughters, I have less rights than the non resident non paying non working non compliant father. Also I firmly believe that in this country at the moment we are too keen to follow the blind ( America ) into whatever it sees fit and none of the parties will do anything to change this. In short what option what choice do I have??????

written 5th May 2005


Robert replies: I don't understand your concept of rights: which rights does this man have that you do not?

written 5th May 2005

shoogle replies: Robert is quite right: the non-resident has little in terms of rights here, save the right to be forcibly removed and sent back to the country he has fled.
Moreover, legislation on this issue merely means that the immigrant (who is NOT entitled to state benefits, unless they have been living here for at least five years!) is in a position to be abused by unscrupulous employers who threaten them with a report to the immigration services unless they work in poor and unregulated conditions.
These people are just other beings born on a different part of this planet: would you argue that neither of your daughters should be allowed to seek honest work abroad?

written 5th May 2005

John replies: I was not talking about imigration I was in fact refering to the wonderful C.S.A and the court system that allows an incompetent non resident parent more access and rights than a caring providing step parent. May I suggest you read more carefully before jumping to conclusions about other topics, but in response to immigration yes if they want to work honestly and contribute into our multicultural society great but if they want a free ride? Go back to the rock you crawled from.

written 6th May 2005

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