I applaud the statement of the Polish government that it will not be issuing
restrictions on the influx of migrant labour from Romania and Bulgaria when
they join the EU.
But the fact that the Romanians and Bulgarians will not get into the labour
markets of the old 15 and Poland and the other post-communist members will
not get into 12 of them for sometime outlines once again how there are double
standards in Europe, and how human rights are not granted equally to all
members of the EU.
But that should have been foreseeable, had the leaders of this eastern part
of Europe not allowed themselves to be duped.
We ought to have created our own bloc, as an example to unity towards the old
EU. We should have had treaties amongst ourselves from Estonia right through
to Bulgaria allowing the basic rights of the treaty of Rome. As it is, we get
all the bad sides of the EU - it's regulations, etc, but we don't get the
We got bribed off with the promise of grant money, but the old EU isn't even
honorable enough to pay off its bribes properly.
Romania and Bulgaria should look out. But we will do our best to get all the
money, build a strong economy in spite of politicians and ministries, and we
will be happy to take the best brains of the south east and drain them like
the west has drained us.