AIBU re: pick pocket programme c4?

(28 Posts)
Lonelybunny Tue 26-Feb-13 21:16:41

To wonder why these people who have been convicted in the past for pick pocketing are allowed to remain in the UK? This must be coating our policing service a fortune watching these people and yet they are set free again and again to re offend. And to top it one admitted he has arrived here from Barcelona to get his back fixed on the NHS confused

Lonelybunny Tue 26-Feb-13 21:17:08

* costing arrrrgh damn butter fingers

ImperialBlether Tue 26-Feb-13 21:20:22

I have to say I can't understand who thought up the plan that anyone from any European country, regardless of their criminal record, should be allowed to live wherever they want within Europe.

Lonelybunny Tue 26-Feb-13 21:22:01

It is a very stupid plan ......

Sparklingbrook Tue 26-Feb-13 21:23:57

This programme seems to be showing us all how to do it as well. confused

Lonelybunny Tue 26-Feb-13 21:24:03

And then they are sent to prison which again is costing tax payers money

Lonelybunny Tue 26-Feb-13 21:24:43

Lol @ sparkling ! True didnt think of that

Sparklingbrook Tue 26-Feb-13 21:28:52

Right so look out for open handbags or go in for a hug. <takes notes>

Sparklingbrook Tue 26-Feb-13 21:30:34

Ooh that leg shake thing is odd.

Lonelybunny Tue 26-Feb-13 21:32:31

Bizarre ! I ain't doing that one lol

Shakey1500 Tue 26-Feb-13 21:33:49

I used to work with the tall, greying plain clothes policeman. He's a hoot grin

jinsymaw Tue 26-Feb-13 21:34:46

Sick of Britain being seen as an easy touch for immigrants to come and rip us off! Whether it being benefits, begging or stealing. When is the govt. going to look after its people?

Sparklingbrook Tue 26-Feb-13 21:35:38

I think I will stick with the cutting the bag straps with a knife method bunny. wink

marmite69 Tue 26-Feb-13 21:42:06

They should hire that Big Issue guy,he knew what to look out for.

NamelessHereForEvermore Tue 26-Feb-13 21:43:41

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CunfuddledAlways Tue 26-Feb-13 21:47:04

seen something like this before about shoplifters, felt like they where showing me how!!

BambieO Tue 26-Feb-13 21:49:49

nameless that's a bit of a generalisation! It did make me laugh I admit but that's because I have had a tough day, plenty of wine and am feeling silly blush

It's a bit off to categorise people like that. I'm assuming a Romanian or Bulgarian will be along shortly to flame you, hopefully you have your extinguisher!

Lonelybunny Tue 26-Feb-13 21:53:12

It is a worry though isn't it , considering they also use children to pick pocket as well. This country is going to the cleaners sad

BruisedFanjo Tue 26-Feb-13 23:34:30

Using children to pickpocket/steal/run scams has been around for ever. Not that its right of course, its disgusting, but its one of the oldest tricks in the book.
Fagin and The artful dodger etc, anyone? Although I believe the artful dodger was sent to Australia for his crimes, not sure they do that anymore!

I don't think Australia wants them any more BruisedFanjo grin
Is the government really just going to sit back and allow Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants to just flood the country? I can't see how the UK can absorb the number they say will be turning up.

Hesterton Wed 27-Feb-13 07:09:58

Bulgarians and Romanians are always confused with Roma, who are travellers who often live to their own laws - incredibly different cultures. The Romanian and Bulgarian migrants I work with, both adults and children, are in the main cultured and hard working with a strong ethos of education and aspiration. The adults work long hours for little pay to support their families.

Being 'flooded' by them sounds just peachy.

Think about the connotations of using the words 'swamp' and 'flooded'. These are people you know.

NamelessHereForEvermore Wed 27-Feb-13 07:29:58

Yes Hesterton. They are people. Everyone is 'people'. We have limited resources and an already overpopulated island. What quantities of 'people' should we be happy to absorb. Really - I'm not coming at this from any kind of xenophobic position - I'm interested. Where does it end? Where should it end? Just suppose you were in charge - at what point would you say "Enough people"?

Lonelybunny Wed 27-Feb-13 07:31:58

Do they not check these people's crime records before they swan in ? Or are their country glad to be rid ?

Lueji Wed 27-Feb-13 18:56:23

People move freely in Europe as they do in the UK and pickpockets are not a UK exclusive.

It allows easy travel for British tourists as well as for a large number of uk nationals to live abroad, including pensioners making good use of their pensions.
And British criminals too. smile

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Wed 27-Feb-13 23:45:31

I wonder how many of these British people living abroad are signed on in their country of choice? wink

chickensarmpit Thu 28-Feb-13 00:22:02

I have a lovely friend from Romania. He told me to nail all my stuff down in preparation of the new lax rules for Romanians/Bulgarians.

I was a bit hmm when he said it but since watching that program...

I'm so confused. There is freedom of movement within Europe. This means that people coming from Romania to rob could happen. It might amaze people to know that people sometimes come from the poorer parts of the UK to rob in the richer ones shock. Just because their passport is the same colour as mine, doesn't make it better or worse. I'm sure some people go to Europe from here to offend (football hooligans anyone?).

ophelia275 Thu 28-Feb-13 09:06:02

I have 2 very good Romanian friends and they both tell me that the Roma are really hated in Romania because they tend to be criminals and send their children out to beg and steal. They also have a completely separate culture from the majority Romanians.

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