Wigan welcomes Afghan evacuees
"Wigan has welcomed Afghan evacuees to the borough this week as part of the government’s Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme."
Started: 20th Sep 2021 at 13:42
These are the migrants I have no trouble with. I hope the people of Wigan Take them to their hearts and give them a friendly and compassionate welcome.
Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 13:57
I cannot agree with you at all ADMIN ,, I WILL ASK YOU THIS THOUGH WHY CAN'T THESE PEOPLE TAKE UP RESIDENCY IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND WHERE ALL THE TORY CONSTITUANTS LIVE ,, AN I WILL BET YOU YOU AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE THERE WILL BE NO CHANCE OF THAT HAPPENING ... SECONDLY I AM A CARING PERSON BUT ALAS FOR MY OWN ONLY .IF THAT MAKES ME A BAD PERSON SO BE IT !!!!!!GB
Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 14:28
London is to welcome more than a hundred families from Afghanistan after thousands were forced to flee following the Taliban takeover.
So far 27 boroughs have shown they are keen and able to help, taking between 125 and 152 refugee families arriving in the UK.
Greenwich and Enfield are taking the most people, according to a survey by London Councils. Families have already begun arriving in Ealing and Barnet under the scheme, which is mainly run via the private rented sector and community partners.
Afghans who worked with the British government and military can apply through the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy. The Government announced on Wednesday that Afghans who worked with the British government and military will be able to move to the UK permanently.
Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 14:37
I think we should get our own ex servicemen homed first, Our lad n lasses laid down their lives for us and yet there are many homeless,
Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 14:52
HERE ,HERE TOMPLUM ,, I have just read your link and it is an utter disgrace at how we treat our own service men and women who give their all for the country ,yet are treated in such a shitty way as i have said i am a caring a bloke , but i make no apologies for what are my views which are ,,,
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME FIRST !!!! I would wager NANDY will be delighted with the influx of the AFGHANS ... I keep saying this and will continue to do so ,,,,,WE ARE A VERY SMALL ISLAND THAT CAN BARELY LOOK AFTER OUR OWN WITHOUT THIS HUGE INFLUX , NOT JUST THE AFGHAN'S ,,,BUT THE THOUSANDS THAT ARE GETTING IN EVERYDAY VIA THE CHANNEL ,,ALL I ASK IS WHEN IS ENOUGH,,, ENOUGH ???GB
Replied: 20th Sep 2021 at 15:53
For all the people who are against taking in these Afghan. refugees. I think you will find that most of these refugees have some right to be in the U.K. by working for the British Forces when they were in Afghanistan and are now in danger of being hunted down and executed by the Taliban. Obviously our Moral Compasses differ. We will have to agree to disagree
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this is where the trouble will start with local residents.
I remember a big lad, what got skimmed off here, saying "some people" prefer to be homeless.
Replied: 21st Sep 2021 at 10:10
GB afghani refugees have been relocated around the country not just Wigan. Many helped our military when stationed over there. women there are once again being denied government jobs. Girls are being denied secondary education. it is a brutal regime dominated by men while women are treated as second class. I stand with admin on this .
Replied: 21st Sep 2021 at 12:42
HI KATH: It's not that i am against those who helped us ,but the facts are that WIGAN has become a dumping ground by this rotten government , but when ever we want certain things done to benefit WIGAN ,this lot forget where WIGAN is , and i'm fed up of all these immigrants being dumped on us , what's it like down Plymouth KATH ????? i bet it isn't as bad as here !!!! I still love you Kath ,,,,,,GB
Replied: 21st Sep 2021 at 15:13
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GB I'm in Plymouth. I don't know how many Afghani refugees we have coming here but I expect there will be some. We occasionally get illegals seeking in from lorries coming in off the ferry and that I do object too. It's nothing like Dover though. I can understand people wanting a better life but it needs sorting. Patel is useless. still, I count myself blessed that i grew up in a free country where I could wear what I liked [even if dad disapproved]. and got a good education , then a good job on equal terms with men. I wouldn't blame any woman for trying to leave Afghanistan with her children. Love you too GB-- a fair discussion is healthy and can remain respectful to all
Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 08:49
yoo shud welcome them with open arms 1stroke . billy haugh says hello .
Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 12:21
Say hello to Billy for me
His tales and the way he told them, he used to have us aching with laughter he could do the voices and everything, he was in the wrong job, he should have been a comedian and an actor
Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 12:44
Hi Kath,, I take note of what you have said but just like to point out one thing for example ,where you say people want a better life ? I know this will not go down well but,,,,
Could you imagine our own people after World War 2 saying ""OH SOD THIS LETS BUGGER OFFTO ANOTHER COUNTRY WERE ALL'S OK """ NO it did not happen and the British people being what they are rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in to make Britain a better place and rebuilt everything the nasty Germans had done to us .. SO this is what i'm getting at with all these young lay-abouts who just jump on a lorry looking for freebies in BRITAIN ... AND IT'S NOT ON !! stay safe Kath love u ........GB
Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 14:15
I passed three Afghans in Wigan yesteday you couldnt see any of their faces. Not need any suncream.
Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 14:21
200 ,YES BLEEDIN 200 Of them in the Britania Hotel in Standish
Should the price of houses start to fall now ???? GB
Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 14:37
Unfortunately me and her indoors had to attend RBS Bank in the town centre.this morning... Parked on the Galleries... All now automated no humans in sight.. Pay at a pay station on the way out. Went to the bank.. 1 hour waiting time... Off to Moon under water for a pint... Walked through the Galleries and town centre... What an utter disgrace my home town is... Derelict.. Dirty.. Nee'r do wells with begging bowls... Very few people in sight.. For me Wigan council can donate the town centre to these immigrants as I won't be returning to Wigan.
Replied: 22nd Sep 2021 at 14:48
Two points I would like to make
1. I live in Buckinghamshire and we have a large number of people (not sure of actual numbers) from Afghanistan and we have welcomed them as best we can.
2. At the end of WW2 we retained our own leadership as opposed to Afghanistan who have been occupied by a despotic rule and really are in fear of their life if they show any resistance and indeed the country will be taken back in time. to impossible living conditions (and I don't mean housing)
Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 15:40
TTS off point here but can you give GB the link to "notalotofpeopleknowthat" successive governments raising electricity prices. I'm on a shared wifi at mo and it's limited. Thanks
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Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 14:36
Please stop preaching PROPOGANDA about Wigan Welcomes Afghans that is a million miles from the facts .......GB
Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 15:18
i dont know alan there maybe some doctors or hgv drivers among them .
Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 23:49
There but for the grace of God and the simple humanity of good folk … Please read what they are fleeing from.
Remove those blinkers and look at the real world.
Wigan will be enriched by these folk. By helping them in their terrible need.
Replied: 1st Oct 2021 at 00:49
I'm all for the Country helping people out in their hour of need but I don't think the men down at the Brittania Hotel in Standish are currently doing themselves any favours. They certainly aren't enriching the lives of pupils at the local school.
Replied: 1st Oct 2021 at 09:24
I though they were being sent to Pontins at Southport but when they read the tripadvisor reviews they said sod that
Replied: 1st Oct 2021 at 10:32
It's funny how they can always find the money for foreigners.
Replied: 3rd Oct 2021 at 11:57
it,s funny how they always find money for the rich & their cronies .
Replied: 3rd Oct 2021 at 12:25
The UK agreed on, and signed into, 'The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration' in December 2018.
Does this not make it 'legal' for foreigners to enter the UK?
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Replied: 3rd Oct 2021 at 13:20
Spotted a hell of a load of police yesterday at that infamous Brittania Hotel in Standish ,i bet the locals are getting brassed of with them ,,,,,GB
Replied: 3rd Oct 2021 at 13:57
These peoples lives were at risk in their own country for being employed to work for our forces in many rolls. We have a moral obligation to remove them from that threat and give them sanctuary here.
Replied: 4th Oct 2021 at 14:51
Around 9,000 in the North West, 900 and summat down south
Replied: 5th Oct 2021 at 13:38